Pastoral Counseling at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Fictional Therapy

In my last blog I briefly touched upon the use of fiction novels in bibliotherapy.  I know sometimes the idea of fiction being used in therapy seems a touch odd.  I mean, you don’t hand a client Silence of the Lambs and tell them to try and get something therapeutic out of it.  Silence of the Lambs is dark.  It’s gritty.  It’s got a cannibal in it for goodness sake, who ate a man’s liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti!