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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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Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make, Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Adoptees - now it's your choice!

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From Here to Maternity

Pregnancy and Motherhood on the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Advice for pregnancy and labour on the autism spectrum.

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Can I tell you about Peanut Allergy?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

By Sharon Dempsey; Illustrated by Alice Blackstock
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is a peanut allergy and why do people who have them have to be so careful? Danny explains it all in this friendly guide.

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Sisterhood of the Spectrum

An Asperger Chick's Guide to Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The inspirational guide to being an Asperger girl.

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Healing the Hidden Hurts

Transforming Attachment and Trauma Theory into Effective Practice with Families, Children and Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Video Enhanced Reflective Practice

Professional Development through Attuned Interactions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity

Issues for All

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Assessing Adoptive and Foster Parents

Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity

Foreword by John Simmonds; Edited by David Howe and Joanne Alper
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Combining theory and practice guidance for professionals, this is the authoritative guide to assessing foster or adoptive parents.

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Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools

A Guide to Whole-School Strategies and Practical Support

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care

European Policy and Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Luna's Red Hat

An Illustrated Storybook to Help Children Cope with Loss and Suicide

By Emmi Smid; Illustrated by Emmi Smid
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Flute, Accordion or Clarinet?

Using the Characteristics of Our Instruments in Music Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Social Work with Troubled Families

A Critical Introduction

Edited by Keith Davies
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Tackling Disability Discrimination and Disability Hate Crime

A Multidisciplinary Guide

Foreword by Sheila Hollins; Edited by Paul Giannasi and Robina Shah
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive multidisciplinary guide to disability discrimination and disability hate crime which explains what it is and how best to respond.

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Multifaith Care for Sick and Dying Children and their Families

A Multidisciplinary Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Believing You Can is the First Step to Achieving

A CBT and Attribution Retraining Programme to Improve Self-Belief in Students aged 8-12

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Make Your Own Picture Stories for Kids with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

A DIY Guide for Parents and Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Person-Centred Thinking with Older People

6 Essential Practices

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Deep Play - Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children

Foreword by Shaun McNiff; Edited by Dennis McCarthy
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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How to Create Kind Schools

12 extraordinary projects making schools happier and helping every child fit in

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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The Obsessive Joy of Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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I am an Aspie Girl

A book for young girls with autism spectrum conditions

By Danuta Bulhak-Paterson; Illustrated by Teresa Ferguson; Afterword by Tony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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The Forgiveness Project

Stories for a Vengeful Age

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Stories of forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Give Food a Chance

A New View on Childhood Eating Disorders

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An invaluable resource that will give parents and professionals the information, encouragement, and practical support to help children with eating disorders in their care.

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Healing for Adults Who Grew Up in Adoption or Foster Care

Positive Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Challenges

By Renee Wolfs; Foreword by Marlene van Steensel; Translated by Kate Eaton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Positive and practical, this guide is designed to offer a route to recovery from grief and loss after adoption or long-term foster care.

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A Pony in the Bedroom

A Journey through Asperger's, Assault, and Healing with Horses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Integrative Art Therapy and Depression

A Transformative Approach

By Vibeke Skov; Foreword by Arthur Robbins
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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The Music of Being

Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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The Dyspraxic Learner

Strategies for Success

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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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