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Poetry Therapy
The Healing Word…
by Daniel, Priscilla, & Sonya
What is Poetry Therapy?
Poetry Therapy is a particular
impacting form of what is often
more officially referred to as
bibl...
Poetry Therapy Con’td
• 1916SamuelCrothersfirstusedtheterm
“bibliotherapy”
• Poetrytherapyisusedtoguideclientstovisualizet...
Trained in Poetry Therapy
National Federal For Biblio/Poetry
Therapy
http://www.nfpt.com/summary.html#howdoibec
ome
- Cert...
Where can these Therapist
work?
Working In The Community
Working in a clinical setting
 Jurisdictions’ laws &
regulations permit
them to work
 Adhering to all laws
& regulations...
History of Poetry
• Tribal fires of primitive peoples with chants,
song poems, & spoken words to music
• Roman physician S...
History of Poetry Cont’d
• 1950’s Eli Greifer began “poemtherapy” group
• 1950’s & 1960’s poetry therapy was
“bibliotherap...
Population –
Adolescents 11-16 yrs. old
• Experience low & high
trauma or have been
categorized as “at risk”
youth
• Overc...
Benefits In a Therapeutic Setting
 Improves the immune
system by reducing
“stress, anxiety, and
depression, improves
grad...
Professional Organization & Resources
Women’s Therapy
Services of the San
Francisco Bay Area
National Coalition of
Creativ...
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  1. 1. Poetry Therapy The Healing Word… by Daniel, Priscilla, & Sonya
  2. 2. What is Poetry Therapy? Poetry Therapy is a particular impacting form of what is often more officially referred to as bibliotherapy. It is uniquely applied in uses of metaphors, imagery, rhythms, and other poetic devices.
  3. 3. Poetry Therapy Con’td • 1916SamuelCrothersfirstusedtheterm “bibliotherapy” • Poetrytherapyisusedtoguideclientstovisualizetheir strugglesandapplythistoolasanoutletforexpressing theiremotionalandpsychologicalstate
  4. 4. Trained in Poetry Therapy National Federal For Biblio/Poetry Therapy http://www.nfpt.com/summary.html#howdoibec ome - Certified Applied Poetry Faciliator (CAPF) - Certified Poetry Therapist (CPT) Approved by the Credentials Committee:
  5. 5. Where can these Therapist work?
  6. 6. Working In The Community
  7. 7. Working in a clinical setting  Jurisdictions’ laws & regulations permit them to work  Adhering to all laws & regulations governing their work  Arranging appropriate on-site supervision of their
  8. 8. History of Poetry • Tribal fires of primitive peoples with chants, song poems, & spoken words to music • Roman physician Soranus prescribed poetry & drama for his patient • The first American hospital in Pennsylvania employed several treatments – reading, writing, and publishing the writings of the mentally ill.
  9. 9. History of Poetry Cont’d • 1950’s Eli Greifer began “poemtherapy” group • 1950’s & 1960’s poetry therapy was “bibliotherapy” – the use of literature to serve or help • 1969 1st definitive book on poetry therapy by Dr. Jack J. Leedy • 1970 Arthur Lerner Ph.D of L.A founded Poetry Therapy Institute • 1980 National Association for Poetry Therapy
  10. 10. Population – Adolescents 11-16 yrs. old • Experience low & high trauma or have been categorized as “at risk” youth • Overcome superficial interactions to build a more sincere communication base
  11. 11. Benefits In a Therapeutic Setting  Improves the immune system by reducing “stress, anxiety, and depression, improves grades college, & aids people in securing new jobs.”  Reduces blood pressure, heart rate, & skin conductance
  12. 12. Professional Organization & Resources Women’s Therapy Services of the San Francisco Bay Area National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations Poetry Foundation National Association for Poetry Therapy

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