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Bibiliotherapy and PDAN Books

Why our books will help your children!

Bibliotherapy is a form of mental health treatment. It involves the use of books to help children cope with changes, emotional problems, or mental problems.” (Pardek, 1993)

Bibliotherapy generally includes books or stories with characters facing a dilemma similar to the reader, realistic elements such as plot and character, a model for problem solving, and opportunities for sharing the story through discussion or an activity.

At the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Jennifer Davis Bowman discussed the experiences of parents concerned with their children’s social behavior. She said that previous research found that bibliotherapy can improve communication and attitude as well as reduce aggression for children with social issues.

Over the past 12 months, PDAN has published 3 books for children ages 7 to 14 that help mitigate the risk of development of personality disorders in children who may have a biological predisposition to personality disorders and/or may be living with a parent or guardian whose actions may cause children to develop emotional dysregulation.

This is a warm, accessible book that helps children to understand the confusing array of emotions and behavioral urges that normally follow trauma. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Rashkin-Shoot de-mystifies the process of getting help.

-Neil Bockian, Ph.D., Author, New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder; Professor, Adler School of Professional Psychology

PDAN’s books are excellent tools to have on-hand for children and families. They can be read with a parent, friend, caretaker, or alone, and can also be used in a session with a therapist. Give the gift of bibliotherapy for your family. Order a children book today!

To receive special pricing on PDAN children books, please visit Book Orders in Quantities, or for resale and distributor opportunities, please contact us by email ( or phone (404-474-3396).

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