Recent publications and presentations by Natalia Tukhareli aimed to promote the concept of bibliotherapy within the library and non-profit sectors:

1. “Healing through books: The evolution and diversification of bibliotherapy.” Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2014, 228 pp.

2. “Bibliotherapy in the 21st Century: Implications for health care and librarianship.” Paper presented at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2014, Toronto, ON.

3. “Bibliotherapy: From self-help interventions to support reading groups.” Presented at the CHIPIG Professional Development Series, Toronto Rehab Institute, December 11, 2013.

4. “Bibliotherapy: Theory and Practice.” Presented at the Professional Practice Day at the Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto, Toronto, October 12, 2012.

5. “Creative Bibliotherapy: Recent Theories and Applications.” Presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, May 26- June 2, 2012.

6. “Addressing Abuse Through Bibliotherapy.” Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. E-Zine – AbuseHurts.Com, 1.8 (2011). Web:

7. “Bibliotherapy in a Library Setting: Reaching out to Vulnerable Youth.” The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 6.1 (2011): 1-18. Web:

8. “From Canada to Africa: Using Bibliotherapy to Serve Vulnerable Youth.” Presented at the poster session of the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2011, Toronto, February 2-5, 2011.




1. An interview to the CBC Radio One, Fresh Air, January 19, 2014

2. “Bibliotherapy in a Library: Creating a Safe Place and Space.” The lecture on bibliotherapy for the library school students delivered at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, November 2011.

3. An interview to Western News. In: Travis, H. “Course Changes Student’s Future.” Western News, June 10, 2010, 8-9. Web: