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The aim of the present study was to examine self-help treatment through books according to comments by therapists and clients.. The study is conducted in the form of survey and data required are gathered through administrating of questionnaire designed by the researchers. Sample of the study were 25 psychologist and clinical therapist of 6th district of Tehran and 85 clients of theirs. Findings revealed that most of psychologist and clinical therapist of 6th district of Tehran were in average (52 percent) familiar with book therapy. Also in average (36 percent) of them used this method for clients' treatment. They believed that book therapy cannot be used as a complementary method to treatment. According to what most of them believed, that this method will be successful in future (48 percent) which in fact overlaps with patients' view who believed the same that This method will be Successful in future (30/6 percent). Furthermore from clients' perspective, the method utility for problem solving was as follows: 42/8 percent of them believed that book therapy does not help them in problem solving. Book therapy inappropriateness for clients' problems and its rare use is generally due to therapist and psychologists little knowledge of the method. Most of therapist and psychologists prefer consultation.