Dr. Susan McLaine

Dr. Susan McLaine is a leading practitioner of bibliotherapy—using literature and storytelling to support wellbeing. For more than 12 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.

Susan founded the ‘Words that Heal’ program, which promotes positive wellbeing through literature to enrich life quality and life spirit. She is the creator of a popular unique ‘Bibliotherapy with State Library Victoria’ podcast offering bibliotherapy in a facilitated self-reflective format for both adults and children.

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