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.
Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age
Written for professionals, women on the spectrum and their families, this is a cradle to grave overview of girls and women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at each stage of their lives. The book explores how women with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, employment, sexuality, pregnancy and motherhood, and aging.
Adoptees - now it's your choice!
Transforming Attachment and Trauma Theory into Effective Practice with Families, Children and Adults
Providing an important insight into the positive and negative effects of early attachment experiences, this book explores its implications on physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and provides recommendations for best practice across a broad range of professional settings.
Professional Development through Attuned Interactions
This edited book presents the applications, theory and research behind Video Enhanced Reflection on Practice, a professional development tool which enables professionals and trainees to analyse their own practice to make more informed decisions about how to improve their communication, therapeutic or teaching skills in more problematic situations.
Issues for All
This book explores the relationship between dementia, culture and ethnicity, looking at the latest evidence and research to determine the impact of diversity on dementia care services. By examining the key issues and providing suggestions for change, this book shows how dementia professionals can provide culturally appropriate care for all.
Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity
Combining theory and practice guidance for professionals, this is the authoritative guide to assessing foster or adoptive parents.
A Guide to Whole-School Strategies and Practical Support
With steadily increasing incidences of self-harm and eating disorders among students and long waiting lists for specialised support, schools have a more active role than ever in supporting young people with these issues. This guide provides information and guidance on how to help students from whole-school policies to day-to-day strategies.
European Policy and Practice
Across Europe young people in care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. Drawing extensively on a substantial three-year long research project led by the authors, this book provides a comprehensive account of this shocking discrepancy and discusses ways to address the imbalance.
An Illustrated Storybook to Help Children Cope with Loss and Suicide
Charmingly-illustrated, this storybook follows a girl called Luna, whose mother died a year ago. It is designed to be read with children aged 6+ who have been bereaved by suicide to help them cope with their difficult feelings. The book also includes a guide for parents and professionals by grief expert, Dr Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers.
Using the Characteristics of Our Instruments in Music Therapy
Covering 17 orchestral instruments and a range of client groups including children and adolescents, adults with learning disabilities, adult psychiatry and the elderly, this is the definitive resource for music therapists interested in using their first study instrument in their clinical practice, and is accompanied by illustrative case studies.
A Critical Introduction
An introduction to the Troubled Families Programme (TFP) which explores the fundamentals of the approach in social work. It looks at its origins, implications and effectiveness as well as early intervention and family support in a broader context.
A Multidisciplinary Guide
A comprehensive multidisciplinary guide to disability discrimination and disability hate crime which explains what it is and how best to respond.
A Multidisciplinary Guide
A practical guide to improve care for sick and dying children of different faiths and their families. Drawing on evidence-based research and practice, it discusses multi-faith daily, palliative, end of life and bereavement care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, hospices, schools and at home. The book also contains case studies.
A CBT and Attribution Retraining Programme to Improve Self-Belief in Students aged 8-12
This easy-to-implement programme helps educational professionals to engage and motivate students aged 8-12 who are underachieving or have low self-belief. Based on techniques from CBT and AR, the workbook, games and activities in this programme teach students how negative and positive thinking can affect learning.
A DIY Guide for Parents and Carers
Ever wanted to create a picture story to help your ASD kid get through a difficult situation, but let your lack of artistic skills hold you back? That won't be a problem any more, with this step-by-step guide to creating simple picture stories that can be adapted for absolutely any situation, whether at home, in the classroom, or on-the-go.
6 Essential Practices
Practical and accessible, this book pares person-centred thinking down to 8 essential practices, and gives real-life examples of how to use them in the care of older people. With useful ideas for learning what is important to each individual - and acting on it - this book shows how to help older people regain control of their care.
Contributions from a range of therapeutic disciplines demonstrate deep play's capacity to elicit real change in children and how they think about themselves and the world. Including techniques with deep sandboxes, clay and water, alongside case studies and theoretical grounding, this book establishes a new depth psychology approach for treatment.
12 extraordinary projects making schools happier and helping every child fit in
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Kidscape, a national charity that works to prevent bullying and promote inclusion, this book tells the story of 12 innovative projects that schools across the UK are running which help to promote inclusion, tolerance and kindness and tackle issues such as homophobia, racism and truancy.
Julia Bascom shares a rare insight into the absolute joy of intense autistic obsessions and stimming. She explains why some experiences are so rich, vibrant, and all-consuming that they set her heart racing, shedding new light on an often-misunderstood aspect of autism.
A book for young girls with autism spectrum conditions
Girls with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often quite different from boys with an ASD. In this fully-illustrated, colour storybook, Lizzie, an 'Aspie Girl', talks about all the things she and other girls with Asperger Syndrome sometimes find difficult, and all of the things that make them special.
Positive Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Challenges
Positive and practical, this guide is designed to offer a route to recovery from grief and loss after adoption or long-term foster care.
A Journey through Asperger's, Assault, and Healing with Horses
Despite rape, homelessness, anorexia and severe post-traumatic stress disorder after a violent attack, Susan Dunne turned her life around and set up a pony therapy business. Susan shares her painful journey, and how her connection with horses sparked the healing process and helped her to cope with lifelong difficulties associated with autism.
A Transformative Approach
A new integrative approach combining art therapy and Jungian psychology to treat depression. The theoretical foundation, clinical methodology and procedure are detailed alongside case studies from the author's extensive research and practice. She also lays out her research methodology and discusses the implications of this clinical approach.
Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations
Alison Levinge explains the approaches of four child development theorists and explores how they apply to and inform the practice of music therapy. The focus is on D.W. Winnicott whose infant theory is influenced by the medium of music and resonates with the central aspects of music therapy.
Strategies for Success
This book offers key strategies for teaching dyspraxic learners in secondary and tertiary education. With practical teaching resources, covering key areas such as literacy, numeracy, memory and study skills, this book shows teachers how best to approach the physical and psychological needs of students with dyspraxia.
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