E-Bibliotherapy, Computer Based Bibliotherapy – Development Perspectives in Relation to The Effectiveness, Reliability and Economy
The nature of electronic bibliotherapy can be described by further specification of the universal definition of bibliotherapy as the use of fixed texts as therapy, the particularity of which lies in the connectedness of the fixed text and the therapeutic process with the electronic device. In addition to the book applied as a therapeutic tool, the use of computers and the Internet has become increasingly significant in bibliotherapy, reflecting the widespread momentum and popularity electronic devices are gaining in all fields of contemporary human culture. Viewed from the systems approach, e-bibliotherapy is a component of e-health, and more specifically, of e-mental-health. However, considering the remarkably broad spectrum of application of e-bibliotherapy across the network of social institutions, as well as the effectiveness and utility of electronic informational bibliotherapy, a modality of e-bibliotherapy, in all segments of healthcare services as measured objectively in trials of psycho-pharmacotherapeutic compliance, e-bibliotherapy and electronic informational bibliotherapy must be regarded as belonging to the complex system of e-health. Consequently, e-bibliotherapy development opportunities can be realized in relation to e-health. Due to the wide range of applicability and the array of efficient and reliable methods, e-bibliotherapy may contribute to reducing the global burden of disease after implementation of the developments. The professionalization of e-bibliotherapy relies on the standard of education and training for bibliotherapists, an area demonstrating considerable progress since bibliotherapy as a specialization is available in the form of taught and research programs at undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels.