Bibliotherapy. Remember the concept of bibliotherapy? This ERIC Digest from 1993 has a good summary of the concept.
The site noted, "The idea of healing through books is not a new one--it can be traced far back in history, from the days of the first libraries in Greece (Bibliotherapy, 1982). The use of books in healing, however, has been interpreted differently by classical scholars, physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, parents, teachers, librarians, and counselors. There is, in fact, confusion in determining the dividing line between reading guidance and bibliotherapy (Smith, 1989). And the vast amount of professional literature that is available on bibliotherapy (Eppele, 1989) naturally mirrors the point of view of the helping professional who wrote it and the field in which he or she is an expert. "
As times have changed, I wonder if some are using specialized web pages to create biliotherapy (webiotherapy?) sites which can serve the same purpose faster and with less cost?