Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year, 2016 - British Book Industry Awards
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 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born.
A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals
An authoritative, engaging training resource for professionals working with people of different cultures, designed to deepen understanding of culture and mental health. It comprises a book and 150-minute film for individual or group learning.
A CBT and ACT Activity Resource Book for Helping Anxious Adolescents
Teen Anxiety is a practical manual to help teens cope with and deal with anxiety. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), it includes full guidance for professionals as well as 60 activities to use with young people. Scaling questions for assessment and graphs to track progress are also included.
An Eclectic Approach with Art Therapy, CBT and DBT Based Techniques
A rich assortment of 284 exercises grounded in evidence-based principles of art therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, to suit a variety of clientele, including those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, all designed to raise self-esteem – a crucial foundation of wellness.
The award-winning PEARL programme has been proven to dramatically increase the wellbeing of people with dementia living in care homes. This concise and accessible guide describes the key criteria of the programme, and explains how dementia care practitioners and managers can implement them in their own care homes to achieve excellence.
Hitting the Ground Running
This book gives social workers everything they need to know to succeed in the workplace as they move from student to newly qualified worker. Easy to read and practical it tackles the key challenges they are likely to face.
A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals
A straight-talking guide to helping disabled people fulfil their sexual lives, covering sexual needs, difficulties disabled people experience and communication. How professionals can support disabled people with sex is covered, and a chapter on the law is included. Essential reading for practitioners working with or supporting disabled people.
Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Written for professionals and parents, this book offers employment strategies to support individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) into fulfilling and long-lasting careers. It provides a primer on how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and teaches coaching techniques to help with jobhunting and workplace challenges.
The Syndrome and Its Implications for a Neural Theory of Behavior by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.
With updates from some of the best-known names in the autism field, Bernard Rimland's seminal work on autism theory is made available for a new generation of readers in this anniversary edition.
Principles into Practice
What factors affect mental health and well-being on a societal and individual level, and how can mental health be enhanced through effective prevention and intervention? This book sets out key strategies, and case studies demonstrate principles in practice. Essential reading for mental health and public health professionals and students.
Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them
What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed.
A Simple Exercise Program to Improve Motor Skills at Home and School Revised Edition
Brought up to date with new lesson plans and an extra stage to the programme, the expanded edition of this practical book explains Geoff Platt's simple, step-by-step exercise regime to help children with dyspraxia overcome their symptoms.
Enjoying special interests together
Jasper loves collecting shiny things but his parents worry about his unusual hobby until they find a way to embrace it as a family. This fun storybook will encourage readers to be more accepting of difference and will resonate particularly with children on the autism spectrum, their friends and family.
Down to Earth Advice From One Parent to Another
A must-read for any parent or carer of an OCD child, Sanders talks with honesty and humour about her son's illness, providing practical advice and insight. She covers everything from getting a diagnosis and what to expect in therapy, to how to cope with panic attacks, how it might affect the rest of your family and how you might feel as a parent.
The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between
Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan.
A Manual for Using the Experiential Focusing Method
Elfie Hinterkopf explains how the Experiential Focusing Method enables counselors and spiritual directors to integrate the spiritual dimension in their counseling effectively and provides practical information for its application.
The BASICS College Curriculum
This practical college curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder teaches independence, social, and study skills that empower the student and enable academic success. An ideal textbook for ASD college programs or for student self-study, this curriculum provides hands-on help in the areas that students with ASD need it most.
Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks
The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child.
Standing in My Shoes
Wide-ranging, authoritative and grounded in the expertise of people with intellectual disabilities, this book offers an authentic account of the challenges those with intellectual disabilities face in their relationships and sex lives across the globe and explores what society needs to do to respect their rights.
An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children
Forever Fingerprints is an uplifting children's picture book about an adopted child who realises that her fingerprints alone give her a special connection to her birth parents.
The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Identity
Written for counsellors and therapists working with children aged 5-11, as well as adoptive parents, this workbook is designed to help adopted children explore identity. It is one of a set of five interactive therapeutic workbooks featuring The Adoption Club, written to address key emotional and psychological challenges adopted children.
The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Friendship
The children of The Adoption Club think they are friends; they go to the same school and belong to the same club - but what does friendship really mean? Written for use with adopted children aged 5-11, this illustrated therapeutic workbook is a fun way to explore the confusing world of friendship and bullying.
A Practical Guide
Sensory Stories are an effective tool for teaching and communicating with children with PMLD, autism, and other special educational needs. This useful book explains how sensory stimulation can aid development and provides a wealth of resources for using Sensory Stories at home, in the classroom, and advice on adapting and creating new stories.
My Life in a Children’s Home
Placed in care at an early age, Paolo Hewitt vividly describes his early life spent with an abusive foster family before he is moved to Burbank children's home aged 10. There he meets a gang of inspiring children who are outsiders just like him, and together they struggle to create a life for themselves.
A Parent's and Carer's Guide
Children and teens with autism are particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely. Advice is given on key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking.
The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home
After a childhood spent in care at Burbank Children's Home, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon a personal journey as an adult to discover whatever happened to his close childhood friends. He reveals their stories - from the funny to inspiring to heart-breaking - and makes new discoveries about himself, his friends and the power of the human spirit.
The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Adoption and Its Many Different Forms
There are many different kinds of adoption. Written to help adopted children aged 5-11 to understand the different kinds of adoption, including their own story, this illustrated therapeutic workbook provides an easy, fun way to learn and to explore feelings.
The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Siblings
Families are complicated, and that's especially true if you're adopted. This illustrated therapeutic workbook is written to help children aged 5-11 to explore their feelings about sibling relationships - step-siblings, birth siblings, separated siblings all all points in between.
Helping Children and Young People Cope with Change Through Nature
This activity book uses nature as a gentle way of helping children aged 5+ understand change, loss and death. Through creative activities such as making a paper memory tree, writing and drawing about feelings, and looking closely at nature, children learn about natural changes and how to cope with and express feelings of grief.
The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Feelings and Behavior
Designed to help adopted children aged 5-11 to explore their feelings and behavior, this illustrated therapeutic workbook features a group of children - The Adoption Club. The story provides a gentle, playful way to start difficult conversations.
Setting Up Your Own Business for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Are you a business person with Asperger Syndrome considering a new career path by going it alone, or a young graduate on the spectrum with a great business idea? This is a comprehensive guide to using Asperger skills to set up your own business and offers practical advice on the aspects of entrepreneurship that Asperger leaders may find difficult.
Finding Common Ground in Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum
In conversation, children on the autism spectrum often struggle to select topics of interest to others. Many have strong, narrow interests and feel compelled to introduce these subjects when they talk.
This book provides a simple visual model to help children experience more success in finding common ground in conversation.
A Guide to the Unwritten Social Rules of Dating for Men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Decoding the complicated social etiquette of dating, this book is full of great advice for men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who want to get out on the dating scene. Offering practical guidance and words of warning, the book demystifies the more baffling aspects of dating and how to take the step from dating to a relationship.
Fully Revised and Updated with DSM-5® Criteria Second Edition
Fully updated for DSM-5, the new edition of Ashley Stanford's bestselling book continues to offer invaluable relationship guidance to couples where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum. By exploring Asperger/ASD traits step-by-step, the book emphasizes the value of understanding and offers solutions that have worked for other couples.
Integrating Psychodrama into other Therapies
This book considers the potential areas for creative interaction between psychodrama and other therapeutic schools with the aim of elaborating and enriching the therapist's professional practice. Each chapter presents a different model of integration, alongside a case study to illustrate its successful application in practice.
Developing Evidence-Based International Practice
Definitive and wide-ranging, this international review of therapeutic residential child care covers the latest research on how it works, how much it costs compared with the outcomes it delivers and how to deliver this effective form of care for the most troubled children in public care.
Charlie the chipmunk was adopted by a family of squirrels and he now wonders about his birthparents he has never met. Although this upsets him, he feels better after talking to his mother. Simple and charming this illustrated picture book is for children aged 2-5.
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