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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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Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook

An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical manual will enable people diagnosed with AS and high functioning autism to deepen their self-understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals. Through self-assessment, the reader is encouraged to explore of their employment history, and identify the work best suited to their personal needs, talents and strengths.

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Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home

A Parent's Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the problems children with NLD may face, and provides strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years. The author provides solutions to the everyday challenges of the disorder, from early warning signs and self-care issues to social skills and personal safety.

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My Social Stories Book

Illustrated by Sean McAndrew; Edited by Abbie Leigh White and Carol Gray
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The now-classic approach to teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum contains over 150 stories that take children step by step through basic activities and difficult experiences, from taking a bath to goint to school for the first time.

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A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is the GF/CF diet? Does it work? What's it like to go on it? In this user guide to the gluten and casein free diet, Luke Jackson, who is 12 years old and has Asperger Syndrome, tells you everything you need to know - both good and bad.

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Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

Of Falling Sparrows

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the first book focusing on the spirituality of people with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing on verbal and non-verbal narratives, Isanon explores the individual's struggle to come to terms with his or her humanity, and the spirituality of those who can neither reflect upon, nor express, their own life experiences.

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Social Work and Dementia

Good Practice and Care Management

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A practical resource written specifically for social care professionals working with people with dementia and their families, this book gives guidance on person-centred good practice throughout the care process from the initial diagnosis, through day care, respite care, long-term care, and death and attachment.

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Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Looking at the possible remedies available, such as tinted glasses, nutritional supplements and exercising, and considering the benefits of early identification of dyslexia, this book will be an essential practical resource for both the parents of, and the professionals who work, with people with dyslexia.

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Communication and Mental Illness

Theoretical and Practical Approaches

By Jenny France and Sarah Kramer; Foreword by John Cox
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book is for improving understanding of individuals with mental illness. It offers theoretical knowledge of the methods of communication commonly adopted by individuals with a variety of diagnoses of mental illness and how information about communication can influence service provision, ending with suggestions for future policy and practice.

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The Use of Art in Counselling Child and Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on 17 years of clinical work in the United States and the UK, this book presents a comprehensive discussion on the use of art in counselling sexually abused children, their families, and sex offenders. Using concepts of the "trauma model", we see how art therapy, counselling and psychotherapy can be tailored to the needs of the individual.

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Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults

Edited by Jacki Pritchard
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a practical and trans-disciplinary guide for professionals working with vulnerable adults, who include the frail elderly, those with mental health problems or physical disabilities, learning disabilities or serious physical illness. The contributors address key problems and dilemmas in working to protect these groups from abuse.

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Making Music with the Young Child with Special Needs

A Guide for Parents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this new edition of her well-established book, Elaine Streeter helps parents and carers to learn not only how they can add to a child's fun, but also how they can engage a child in interactive communication at a level the child can make sense of - one of the most rewarding things anyone can do.

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Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services

Foreword by Al Aynsley-Green; Edited by Wendy Rose and Harriet Ward
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Examining the assessment of need in children's services this book addresses the full spectrum of practice, policy and research developments in the field. The contributors show how needs assessment in children's services can be used to tackle problems such as low achievement, and social exclusion at both individual and strategic levels.

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Immigration Controls, the Family and the Welfare State

A Handbook of Law, Theory, Politics and Practice for Local Authority, Voluntary Sector and Welfare State Workers and Legal Advisors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this comprehensive handbook Steve Cohen examines the law, including the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act, as it applies to the relationship between issues of welfare, immigration control and refugee status, giving pointers for good practice. The practical application of the law is illustrated with a wealth of case studies.

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Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A Roadmap

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autism spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial, and share their practical and original strategies.

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Psychological Aesthetics

Painting, Feeling and Making Sense

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An introduction to psychological aesthetics for art educators, art therapists, psychoanalysts, artists and art lovers, this book re-evaluates conventional philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to aesthetic qualities themselves, to the kinds of psychological significance they can generate, and to the interweaving of inner and outer realities.

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Becoming a Trainer in Adult Abuse Work

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Agencies working with vulnerable adults are increasingly finding they have to train staff internally to become trainers on the issue of adult abuse and this trend is likely to continue. Based on the author's considerable experience, this timely and practical manual will help agencies develop effective basic awareness programmes.

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A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Women in Transition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Bulimia nervosa involves interpersonal, social and societal factors as well as the cognitive, developmental and behavioural aspects that have been the focus of much professional intervention to date. The author shows how people seeking to understand and emotionally support women with this problem need to be able to work with all these dimensions.

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Beginning Research in the Arts Therapies

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors hold your hand and give you plenty of hints and tips while you prepare your funding proposal or research project. They help you think about your title, structure your research questions and aims, and prepare to collect, organize and analyze your research data. This book makes arts therapies research fun and absorbing.

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Geronticide

Killing the Elderly

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Drawing on a variety of historical, contemporary, anthropological and literary sources, this book considers the present day debates about the sanctity of elderly lives and the question of euthanasia. The book shows that killing the elderly, voluntarily or involuntarily, has been a feature of many societies, from the primitive to the present day.

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Breaking Autism's Barriers

A Father's Story

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Few books about autism have been written from a father's perspective. None so effectively walks the reader through each moment of a family's experience. It is an honest, direct account from a father's point of view of bringing up a child with autism, and the pressures and pleasures this brings to him, his wife Jae and his daughter Jessica.

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Settlements, Social Change and Community Action

Good Neighbours

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Reflecting the current emphasis in social policy on the ideas of community and active citizenship, the contributors to this book develop the basic settlement concepts of strong communities and links across groups, and apply them to current policy developments in community responsibility, the role of voluntary work and the future of social care.

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Diet Intervention and Autism

Implementing the Gluten Free and Casein Free Diet for Autistic Children and Adults - A Practical Guide for Parents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author explains what the gluten / casein free diet is all about and how it works. She addresses frequently asked questions and misconceptions, and gives practical advice on basic equipment and ingredients, what to expect when your child starts the diet, how to adapt family meals and how to minimise cross-contamination in the kitchen.

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Care Services for Later Life

Transformations and Critiques

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Social and demographic changes have led to traditional areas of welfare being transformed. The contributors to this book take a critical look at the current situation and assess the implications for future practice. They debate the assumptions and values underlying established welfare programmes and consider the case for change.

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Spirituality and Mental Health Care

Rediscovering a 'Forgotten' Dimension

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this thoughtful book, Swinton explores the connections between mental health or illness and spirituality and draws on these to provide practical guidance for people working in mental health. He analyses a range of models of care provision that will enable carers to increase their awareness of aspects of spirituality in their caring strategies.

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Dancing on Blood

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Arthur Robbins, a pioneer in art therapy, demonstrates how aesthetic communication transforms psychodynamic treatment. In brief focused art therapy, the patient lives out her life theme: follow your spirit by living on the edge. In this moving dialogue, principles of art therapy are elaborated and brought to life.

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Healing Arts

The History of Art Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

As well as providing an authoritative history of art therapy, it covers such diverse topics as the philosophy of art therapy, the way attitudes to insanity have changed, the role of art therapy in the context of post-war rehabilitation and the treatment of tuberculosis patients, Surrealism, and Britain's first therapeutic community.

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Mental Illness

A Handbook for Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The book examines the provision made for people with mental illness and their carers, and the support that is available to them. It includes information on housing, employment, social services and the law. Accessible, practical and comprehensive, this handbook acts as a one-stop shop for anyone caring for a person with a mental illness.

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Pied Piper

Musical Activities to Develop Basic Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With clear aims and easy-to-follow instructions, Pied Piper describes 78 enjoyable music activities for groups of children or adults who may have learning difficulties. The emphasis is on using music, rather than learning songs or rhythms, so group members do not need any special skills to be able to participate.

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Teaching Pupils with Severe and Complex Difficulties

Back to First Principles

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the principles that should guide teachers in meeting the educational needs of pupils with severe learning difficulties and relates these to effective classroom approaches. It examines the special needs of these pupils from the inside out, so that teachers understand the 'why' as well as the 'how' of education.

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Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Redefining Normal

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Through personal vignettes, frank discussions and practical suggestions for dealing with everything from major to minor Aspie challenges, Liane, her husband and their three daughters bravely open their home to their readers, inviting them to look behind the curtains at their version of Aspie life.

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Art as Therapy

Collected Papers

By Edith Kramer; Foreword by Lani Gerity
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This collection of papers reflects Edith Kramer's lifetime of work in this field, showing how her thoughts and practice have developed over the years. She considers a wide spectrum of issues, covering art, art therapy, society, ethology and clinical practice and placing art therapy in its social and historical context.

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Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism

An Insider's View

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

To many of the people the processes by which those with autism make sense of the world around them may seem mysterious. In this book Lawson demonstrates these processes using comparisons from the non-ASD world to help professionals, families and carers to relate to and communicate with people with ASD better.

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Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom

A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. Instruction is included to enhance the development of appropriate, measurable, and meaningful individualized education plans (IEPs). Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to 'teach' these goals.

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Enabling Communication in Children with Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Addressing the issue of what constitutes a communication enabling environment for children with autism who use little or no speech, the authors show that the communication of these children can be significantly affected by a range of social and environmental influences. This book provides an overview of the theoretical issues and practical advice.

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Spirituality and Art Therapy

Living the Connection

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The book is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations.

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The Group as Therapist

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this clear and accessible text, Rachael Chazan argues the case for the classical analytic group and demonstrates its potential benefits. She applies the model to couples and multiple family groups, and groups with psychotic and borderline personalities, using illustrations from her own extensive clinical experience.

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People Skills for Young Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a complete course in social skills training for students in their teens, and is particularly appropriate for those with mild learning difficulties. It comprises a series of sessions accompanied by leader sheets. Examples of scenarios are given, and students are encouraged to act them out and discuss the issues raised in them.

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Children in Secure Accommodation

A Gendered Exploration of Locked Institutional Care for Children in Trouble

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author explores the circumstances and experiences of children in secure accommodation through an examination of their own stories and through the accounts of their social workers and the staff working at the secure units. From these narratives she draws conclusions on the meaning of being in a secure unit.

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Groupwork in Social Care

Planning and Setting Up Groups

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Julie Phillips argues that preparation is the most important element in running successful groups, and explores the issues that practitioners should address. She demonstrates how to prepare effectively, drawing on eight extended case studies with a variety of groups ranging from a positive parenting group to an anger management group.

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Integrative Approaches to Supervision

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The contributors to this informative book consider the nature of a supervision and examine the ways in which it can be further defined and developed. Drawing together practical and theoretical perspectives, Integrative Approaches to Supervision examines the contribution that supervision can make within both organisational and individual settings.

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