The Poetry Therapy Prescription
Keys to Opening The Door to Poetry Therapy
2 NYS Social Work CEUs
There is a creative form of therapy that is ancient and at the same time cutting edge. Called poetry therapy or bibliotherapy, its source is the written and spoken word. It was practiced in Biblical Times, in ancient Greece, Rome, and different parts of the world. It has re-surfaced, alive and well In the twenty-first century, and thrives in clinics, hospitals, recovery centers, prisons, and schools. Clinicians and helping professionals are invited to explore the history, theory, and practice of this powerful tool in one-to one and group therapy.
Sherry Reiter, PhD, LCSW, is a Registered Poetry Therapist and Mentor, who breaks it all down in easy-to-understand terms with case studies to illustrate. Learn from "the youngest pioneer" who has honed her skills over the past four decades and won several national awards for her work as a visionary and educator. She is a past President of The National Association for Poetry Therapy and The International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy. Her book Writing Away the Demons: Stories of Creative Coping Through Transformative Writing is a primer in the field.