Welcome to Bibliotherapy Australia

Dr Susan McLaine (Photography by Jasper Carn)

Dr Susan McLaine is the creative director of Bibliotherapy Australia and a leading advocate and practitioner of bibliotherapy—using literature to help people deal with psychological, social and emotional challenges.

For more than 14 years, she has researched, delivered, written, and spoken about bibliotherapy in Australia and internationally. She provides bibliotherapy to healthy-minded people who want to live their best lives and to highly vulnerable people who need support to move ahead in their lives.

More recently Susan created the popular and unique Bibliotherapy with State Library Victoria podcast series, offering bibliotherapy in a facilitated self-reflective format for both adults and children.

Susan is a passionate advocate of Children’s Literature. She is a published children’s author, tertiary lecturer in Children’s Literature, and has been a judge on the Children’s Book Council of Australia.