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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.

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LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions through group LEGO building. It fully explains the approach and gives advice on strategies for successfully seeing children through from 'LEGO Helper' to 'LEGO Genius'.

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Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Clinical guidelines for group work with children and adolescents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive handbook provides adaptable assessment and documentation processes for social skill development in music therapy group sessions for children with developmental disabilities. It also includes a CD-ROM of forms and tools, as well as songs that help to facilitate social interaction.

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The Elephant in the ADHD Room

Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Targeting boredom as an emotion that drives ADHD behaviours, this book presents a range of practical suggestions for treating boredom alongside ADHD for patients and clients ranging from young children to older adults. These can then be incorporated into schoolwork, jobs, relationships and everyday life to improve overall concentration and mood.

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Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

By Louis Sydney, Elizabeth Price, and adoptionplus; Foreword by Kim Golding
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The authors outline a model for managing contact to make it more purposeful and increase its potential for therapeutic benefit.

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A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!

By Haley Moss; Foreword by Susan J. Moreno
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley Moss' first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students on the autism spectrum need to know as they begin their Freshman year. She shares tips and advice on getting ready for college, dorm life, making friends, and what to expect from classes, professors and exams.

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Diagnosis Asparagus

Advocating for Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This life-affirming book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience. Written by a mother and her teenage daughter, it is an honest account of the process of procuring an autism spectrum diagnosis including assessment, reactions to the news and its impact on their lives, and includes helpful management strategies.

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Chasing the Phantom

In Pursuit of Myth and Meaning in the Realm of the Snow Leopard

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Eduard Fischer takes us on an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains. It is an account of adventure and deep reflection.

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The Music in Music Therapy

Psychodynamic Music Therapy in Europe: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Approaches

Afterword by Rudi Vermote; Foreword by Paul Williams; Edited by Jos De Backer and Julie Sutton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This text comprises of a wide range of thinking from across Europe, stressing how essential the musician is within the identity of a music therapist. With examples and clinical case material from across Europe, the editors provide insight into the aspects of the therapeutic process which are enabled by music.

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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 1-4 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Foundational Skill

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 1-4 years key foundational skills such as appropriate sitting, attention, eye contact, motor skills, basic receptive and expressive language skills and basic skills of daily living.

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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 3-5 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Beginning Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 3-5 years key basic skills such as imitation, visual spatial awareness, expressive and receptive language skills, and basic skills of daily living

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The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law

Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the only book social workers need to make sense of the key elements of children's and family law. Now in a fully updated second edition, it reflects recent changes including the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidelines for inter-agency working, Children and Families Act 2013 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

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Attachment and Interaction

From Bowlby to Current Clinical Theory and Practice Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This accessible introduction to the history and evolution of attachment theory mixes personal anecdotes from the author's experience of being supervised by John Bowlby, the creator of attachment theory, with clear explanations of Bowlby's ideas and how they have been expanded up to the present day.

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All About Drugs and Young People

Essential Information and Advice for Parents and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs.

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Parenting without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns and in a down-to-earth and engaging format.

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The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practice Works

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explains the biological theory behind Restorative Practice (RP), showing how and why RP works. Through case studies of RP in different settings, including criminal justice, organizational settings and education, the book shows how the theory of Affect Script Psychology provides the basis for RP, and how theory can be applied in practice.

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Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This innovative drama therapy program develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum. Drawing on research into the mirror neuron system, it details 30 sessions involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation.

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Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services.

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Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia

Using Nature and the Outdoors in Person-Centred Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Cultural sensitivity is a key component of person-centred dementia care. This book acts as a rich source of information and ideas for all those interested in creating culturally-appropriate outdoor spaces and experiences for people with dementia, providing useful information and theory as well as inspiration for practice.

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Mastering Communication in Social Work

From Understanding to Doing

By Martin Bailey and Linda Gast; Foreword by Jane Wonnacott; Series edited by Jane Wonnacott
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Communication skills are fundamental to effective social work practice. Accessible and easy-to-read, this book explores how communication works, the factors that influence how effectively we attend to and convey information, and how we can improve our communication. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout.

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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 4-7 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 150 Intermediate Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 4-7 years key intermediate skills such as comprehension of abstract language, academic skills, advanced social and play skills, and emotional and behavioral regulation skills.

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A Different Kettle of Fish

A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech.

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Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More! 2nd Edition

The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book is a concise, scientifically up-to-date, guide to the range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children-from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder, to autistic spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory integration problems and executive dysfunction.

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Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

At the Edge of Wonder

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The book is a foundational guide for all therapists who use the expressive arts as a way of facilitating learning, healing, and change. Grounding expressive arts work within the helping relationship, it focuses on two fundamental aspects to effective practice; 'presence' and 'process', explains these concepts, their roots, and applications.

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Practical Supervision

How to Become a Supervisor for the Helping Professions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Concise and jargon-free, this introduction to supervision is designed to equip all those in the helping professions who are starting out with the theoretical, practical and ethical base needed for effective practice. It includes helpful suggestions for using creative methods and short exercises to support learning and development throughout.

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Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Build up your confidence and self-esteem by learning how to banish your Self-Esteem Thief with this fun and imaginative workbook. Full of tips and strategies based on cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles, it helps you banish negative thoughts and build healthy self-esteem. Suitable for young people aged 10+.

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I'll tell you why I can't wear those clothes!

Talking about tactile defensiveness

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This full-colour, photographic workbook is designed for adults and children to read together and explains the physical reasons a child may become emotionally overwhelmed by some daily routines involving touch. The workbook format allows them to explore their own feelings about their touch-related sensitivities, helping them to feel supported.

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Life Coaching for Kids

A Practical Manual to Coach Children and Young People to Success, Well-being and Fulfilment

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Life coaching is a great way to help young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image. This practical guide to coaching young people aged 9-16 covers how it works, the benefits and how to do it. Fun activities with photocopiable worksheets to use in practice are included.

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Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explains how colour coding can assist with communication, coping with change, understanding emotions, diversifying diet and reducing anxiety by helping children with autism to generalise lessons already learnt and creating clear visual categories. The CD-ROM provides printable resources to enable colour coding in the classroom and home.

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Caged in Chaos

A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free Updated Edition

By Victoria Biggs; Foreword by Jo Todd
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this practical guide helps young adults with dyspraxia and those around them get to grips with the social, physical and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders. The new edition of this award-winning book includes an update from the author on how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult.

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Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults and low self-esteem. This book covers the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online.

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Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical sourcebook is full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage sensorimotor development in young children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. Activities are clearly described and the book explains how each activity promotes the development of particular skills.

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Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Visual and direct in its approach, this book offers simple advice to help parents and carers capture the warmth and fun of forming secure, healthy attachments with children. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray guides you through the 'how to' of forming attachments, describing sensitive parenting activities that stimulate bonding and attachment.

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Parenting ASD Teens

A Guide to Making it Up As You Go

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experience working at a high school for teens with autism to provide savvy advice to parents coping with the difficulties that arise when their child hits the troublesome teenage years. Discussion includes setting realistic expectations, encouraging independence, and helping teens cope with mental health issues.

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Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Innovative Theory and Applications

Foreword by Mary Hendricks Gendlin; Edited by Greg Madison
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Examining the cutting edge of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, this book gathers together unique insights into the future of the field from world leading psychotherapists. Covering recent innovations and emerging practical applications, this book offers new ideas for listening to the body in therapy.

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Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Beyond the Talking Cure

By Greg Madison; Foreword by Eugene Gendlin; Edited by Greg Madison
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a comprehensive introduction to Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy written by some of the world's most influential psychotherapists in the field. The book lays out the background and fundamentals of the approach, and looks at how Focusing has been integrated with other theoretical orientations such as attachment theory and existential therapy.

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The Asperkid's Game Plan

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Asperkid's Game Plan provides over 100 original games and activities that engage children with Asperger syndrome.

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The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to clearly explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book also contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and train-themed coloring pages to help promote skill generalization.

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Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Launching a mentorship movement within the autism community to help each other find success, this is an inspirational guide to life by Aspies for Aspies.

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A Journey in the Moon Balloon

When Images Speak Louder than Words

By Joan Drescher; Illustrated by Joan Drescher; Foreword by Joan Borysenko
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Moon Balloon® is here to take you on a journey through your feelings and help you let go of your worrying thoughts. With full colour illustrations, this updated and expanded edition has brand new activities to accompany the interactive story, helping children to explore and cope with their emotions.

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Asperger Syndrome and Depression

By Nick Dubin; Foreword by Tony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Maureen Boon; Illustrated by Imogen Hallam
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia, letting readers know how he can be helped and supported by friends and family at school and home.

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Working Therapeutically with Families

Creative Activities for Diverse Family Structures

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With a whole host of activities to use with different types of family, this resource is an invaluable toolbox for working therapeutically with families. From divorced families to those with an incarcerated parent, the book includes guidance on the best interventions to use for different family types and a wealth of easy to use, creative activities.

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Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

An Evidence-Based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Presenting an evidence-based model for assessing children with disorganized attachment and their adult carers, this book outlines key indicators of child maltreatment and effective interventions for child protection workers.

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Inner Dialogue In Daily Life

Contemporary Approaches to Personal and Professional Development in Psychotherapy

Edited by Charles Eigen
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Connecting to our inner lives using inner dialogue can foster self-development, healing and growth. With contributions from experts in their fields, this unique book looks in depth at ten major contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches, demonstrating how they work and how therapists have used them for personal and professional development.

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How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Enjoying natural surroundings is an effective way to boost creativity, play and wellbeing in children aged 4-13. Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to cut down their screen time and reboot their connection with nature.

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Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. It draws on the latest research in the field and offers practical information for those working with the older population.

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Neuroscience for Counsellors

Practical Applications for Counsellors, Therapists and Mental Health Practitioners

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explains neuroscience discoveries in accessible, plain English and provides guidance on how to apply this knowledge to counselling practice in order to enhance understanding of clients' needs.

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Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Jude Welton; Illustrated by Jane Telford; Foreword by Glenys Jones
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him.

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Banish Your Body Image Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This imaginative workbook is full of activities and strategies to build a positive body image. Using cognitive behavioural techniques, it shows how to banish negative thoughts and feelings and build self-esteem, positive beliefs and a healthy body image. Suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through alone or with a parent or practitioner.

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The Wonderful World of Work

A Workbook for Asperteens

By Jeanette Purkis; Illustrated by Andrew Hore
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Full of practical information, engaging activities, fun illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work to help teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder feel confident in their ability to get a job and encourages them to think about careers that might suit their skills and interests.

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