Another reason I think the group meeting together to learn about bibliotherapy should be diverse is the results of this past election.
Everyone seemed to think that things were going one way, but they went another. Everyone discounted a large group of the population when they were very clearly screaming that they were not being heard. Now, more than ever, people need to come together to discuss problem solving and analyze differences.
In making a group diverse through public and private institutions, and through age groups, race, and teaching experience, the community would harness a network of professionals within the educational system who were working toward a common good – to help their gifted students with emotional issues.