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Revista Cubana de Información en Ciencias de la Salud

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FLORES FERNANDEZ, Cherie  and  RIOSECO VERGARA, María-Paz. Bibliotherapy and its contexts of use with children and adolescents. Rev. cuba. inf. cienc. salud [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.3, e1608.  Epub Oct 30, 2020. ISSN 2307-2113.

Bibliotherapy is a multidisciplinary tool used as a therapeutic technique in a variety of situations. It is divided into two types: clinical and developmental. The purpose of the study was to make a systematic review of the literature on the subject to analyze the contexts in which bibliotherapy is used with children and adolescents, and the participation of library professionals in these processes. A bibliographic search was conducted in the databases Web of Science, Scopus, EBSCO, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Oxford, Dialnet Plus, Proquest, Network of Latin American Repositories, Academic Repository of the University of Chile, SciELO, E-LIS and the Catalog of the System of Libraries of the Metropolitan Technologic University. Of the 799 initial results, 36 final papers were selected. It may be concluded that bibliotherapy is a tool with a tendency to progressive improvement, used for healing purposes and efficiently contributing to repair and healing processes in children and adolescents. Bibliotherapy is applied in therapeutic, recreational and educational contexts, mainly by health professionals and teachers, whereas the participation of librarians is low.

Keywords : Bibliotherapy; reading; children; adolescents.

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