World‘s First Virtual Bibliotherapy Project “Inside the Book Isl@nd”

GLOSAITE, Julija and JURGELEVICIENE, Tautvile (2016) World‘s First Virtual Bibliotherapy Project “Inside the Book Isl@nd”. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 101 - Poster Sessions. In: Poster Session.

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Abstract

World‘s First Virtual Bibliotherapy Project “Inside the Book Isl@nd”

Virtual bibliotherapy game „Inside the Book Isl@nd“ is aimed at searching and developing proper solutions for socially vulnerable children’s and young people’s psychosocial problems, strengthening their mental health and assessing effects of bibliotherapy. After years of implementing bibliotherapy projects, virtual space is used for the first time. Online game allows participants to create their individual avatars and in this way ensures their anonymity in virtual group meetings. By reading and discussing (together with a professional psychologist) short, literary texts which reflect related problems of the group members, participants benefit in learning to recognize, reveal, share and find solutions for problems they encounter. Alongside online bibliotherapy sessions, a scientific research is being conducted in order to professionally evaluate the impact of bibliotherapy.

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