UBC Press proudly distributes Jessica Kingsley Publishers in Canada. A selection of JKP titles are available on our website. If you're interested in a title not available on our website, please contact us or our distributor, UTP Distribution.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) is a wholly independent company, committed to publishing books that make a difference.
The company was founded in 1987 in London by Jessica Kingsley and has grown since then to now publish over 250 books a year. JKP is known for long established lists on the autism spectrum, social work, and arts therapies. More recently they have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, palliative care, and practical theology. JKP has a range of graphic novels across these subject areas, and books for children, on issues including bereavement, depression and anger. In 2016, JKP was awarded Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year by the British Book Industry Awards.
In 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born.
How autistic people feel far too much and far too little, all at the same time
The stereotype of Autistic people as unempathetic obsessive loners is pernicious. Dispelling this myth, long-time autistic activist Jorik Mol discovers how empathy and sensing the emotions of others both reinforce and challenge those stereotypes, exploring the profound depths of the autistic heart.
A Parents' Guide
Parenting any child is filled with its own wonders and challenges. This is an invaluable resource to gain insight and advice into raising autistic children, from a fellow parent. Easy to follow, supportive and refreshingly direct, this guide empowers you to explore what works best for you and your child.
Creative Activities to Keep Yourself Well
The OCD Recovery Journal is for anybody struggling to stay motivated while managing the challenges of OCD. With journaling prompts and creative activities to help you take control of your OCD and care for yourself in the process, this journal is yours to be as free and imaginative with as you wish.
Over 200 Quick and Simple Ways to Build Relationships and Open Conversations
A lifeline for parents of adopted or fostered children looking for simple and easy to use therapeutic parenting ideas and activities. This book features creative strategies that will help you to nurture a strong connection with your child, based on trust, compassion, and safety.
Queer Symbols Throughout History
An illustrated guide to LGBTQIA2S+ codes and symbols for children 5+. With an exploration of queer underground culture throughout history to the present day, and questions for further discussion, this is a perfect guide for parents and teachers alike.
Steph Jones uses her professional and lived experience to explore everything she wished she had have known about being autistic and in therapy. Covering everything from red flags, the often asked 'is it autism or trauma?' and ableism in therapy, setting boundaries and investigating how therapists can become neurodivergent affirming.
- Publication year: 2024
Personal Stories of Resisting Racism and Reclaiming Identity
From the winners of the JKP Writing Prize, this anthology of stories speaks to the humanity and bravery found in resistance against racism and the various ways it can manifest. Spanning generations, cultures, and communities, these prize-winning personal essays explore what it means to reclaim identity through personal, heartfelt resistance.
Our Experiences of Growth, Progress and Empowerment
Kala Allen Omeiza explores what it means to be Black and autistic in this insightful and vitally important book. With contributions from across the world, this book dives deep into topics from BLM to anti-Black racism and mental health negligence.
Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age
A cradle-to-grave guide to female autistic experience combining personal accounts with academic research, with chapters on childhood, education, employment, healthcare, gender identity and ageing.
- Publication year: 2024
The Allies' Quick-Start Guide to Championing Neurodivergent Brains
What do autistics want you to know, and how can you support them best? This frank and easy-to-read guide sets out the basics in a no-nonsense way. If you want to make the lives of your autistic friends and family happier and easier, this is the book you need.
- Publication year: 2023
Sensory Solutions Workbook
Taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound are the five senses we all know about. But did you know there are three more? And they're very important. This activity filled workbook for 7-12-year-olds teaches kids all about sensory processing, the effects it has on how they feel and how to identify the right kind of sensory input to feel better.
A Story to Help Children Who Have Experienced Something Scary
This is the story of Alex who has experienced 'scary things', and the different things he does to cope with all the ways these scary things make him feel. This gentle storybook will help children who have experienced trauma deal with their emotions and learn coping strategies.
How to Build a Neurodiversity-Affirming Future and Challenge Neuronormativity
Radical, accepting and kind. This is the neurodiversity paradigm. This guide challenges your assumptions of who is and isn't neurodivergent with own voice narratives reflecting on intersections of race, gender and sexuality and directly opposes the pathology paradigm. At its heart, it is a rallying cry to be a neurodiversity affirming society.
Free Yourself from Body Image Struggles Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
It's a common reaction to put things on hold because of how you feel about your body or weight. This guide encourages you to take a step back from harmful social attitudes towards weight, and use ACT to support your journey from shame to meaningful, positive action and compassionate self-understanding.
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