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A form of supportive psychotherapy in which the patient is given carefully selected material to read.
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I am currently work on this project and wish to garner responses from fellow academicians and research on this platform.
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Bibliotherapy usually consists in encouraging clients to make poetry or stories as a therapeutic means of self-expression.
Butler (2007, 2009) finds that linguistic self expression *increases* emotional tension among East Asians descended subjects.
I argue (Takemoto, 2017) that Butler's finding may be due to cultural differences in the main modality of self expression, and that just as mirrors increase suicide ideation among Westerners (Selimbegović & Chatard, 2013)but are used to reduce it among Japanese, so linguistic self-representation may actually be *causing* mental illness among those from cultures who do not have, primarily, a Western-style, cogito, or narrative self.
Incidentally, African Ubuntu philosophy strongly resembles the "interdependence" (Markus & Kitayama, 1991) argued to pertain in East Asia.
Butler, E. A., Lee, T. L., & Gross, J. J. (2007). Emotion regulation and culture: Are the social consequences of emotion suppression culture-specific? Emotion, 7(1),
30.Butler, E. A., Lee, T. L., & Gross, J. J. (2009). Does Expressing Your Emotions Raise or Lower Your Blood Pressure?: The Answer Depends on Cultural Context. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40(3), 510–517. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022109332845
Selimbegović, L., & Chatard, A. (2013). The Mirror Effect: Self-awareness alone increases suicide thought accessibility. Consciousness and Cognition, 22(3), 756–764. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810013000573
Takemoto, T. (2017, March). Modality of Self and Suicide Prevention. Oral Presentation presented at the CLASS Annual Research Conference, University of Guam. Retrieved from http://nihonbunka.com/docs/modality_of_thought_and_saving_lives.pptx
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I'm looking for current studies in this field and trying to connect with bibliotherapists and writing therapists as well as researchers in this field, especially those with interests in digital literature and media more generally.
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You may still be interested in this field 
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Charleston massacre and other massacres seem to indicate increasing aggression among adolescences. In this regard, i just found a bopok by Zipora Schechtman on treating aggression with bibliotherapy.
Can bibliotherapy be useful for reducing adolescent aggression? What do you think? Your comments are welcome.
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Many issues must be considered before choosing bibliotherapy as a choice for reducing adolescent aggression. While it may be cost effective and widely applied to the problem, the major issue is whether people are actually familiar with bibliotherapy in the first place. In a study we conducted recently, many young people reported that they have no knowledge of bibliotherapy. Where to start from will be whether these adolescents knows what bibliotherapy is and how it works. Then, Terrence Patterson's comments above should also be considered as an important issue. His query of whether they can activate sufficiently to engage with this method is very valid. 
This is not to say that the whole idea be thrown away as it is better to start from somewhere than to do nothing at all about a problem.
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They can be research articles or literature reviews. Thank you.
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@Ian thank you but already tried scholar for both :)
@ Majed ı know that paper thanks a lot!
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I have found considerable literature on working with parental loss and grieving, but I'm trying to establish interventions and literature for working with children living with the pain of having had a parent attempt, but not complete, suicide.
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Thank you for continuing to help me with my research. This is an excellent resource; unfortunately, it's not quite what I'm looking for.