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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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The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

A Guide to Living in an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who is on the Autism Spectrum Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome (AS) or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your AS partner. Maxine Aston offers relationship advice that draws on over a decade of counselling experience.

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Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

How to recognise common sleep difficulties, choose the right treatment, and get you or your child sleeping soundly

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Full of helpful information and practical advice, this comprehensive guide introduces the most common sleep issues in children with ASDs, describing both mainstream and complementary options for treatment, what is involved and the outcomes that can be expected.

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Improving Memory through Creativity

A Professional's Guide to Culturally Sensitive Cognitive Training with Older Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Art therapy is a culturally sensitive method of enhancing cognitive performance. With online accompaniments and materials for use in sessions and workshops, this book combines research and practical resources to enable professionals to improve memory, mood and socialization in the ethnically diverse older population though therapeutic creativity.

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A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This guide draws from legislation and research ethics committee procedures, to provide guidance for practitioners who are considering undertaking research projects. Embedded in 'real-life' experiences, it aims to inspire practitioners to become ethically-aware researchers, evaluators and participants.

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Can I tell you about Diabetes (Type 1)?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Julie Edge; Illustrated by Julia MacConville
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Debbie invites readers to learn about diabetes type 1 from her perspective, describing what it feels like to have high and low blood sugar levels and how she monitors them, and explaining what medication she has to take and when. She talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported.

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Talk to Me

Conversation Strategies for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech and Language Impairments

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

If your child finds talking to people a struggle, this is the book to get the conversation started.

In this hands-on guide, Heather Jones offers practical advice, born of experience with her own son, which will help you teach your child the principles of communication. Full of strategies and examples, it shows how you can ...

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A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Evaluation has become a crucial tool in the development of arts therapy professions. This guide provides foundational frameworks for designing and implementing bespoke evaluation protocols, based on the authors' substantial experience of designing and realising evaluation projects, and running training workshops for arts and health practitioners.

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Person-Centred Teams

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation Through Effective Team-work

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical guide provides much-needed guidance on person-centred working following the roll out of personalisation and personal budgets across health and social care. Straightforward and easy-to-read, it describes how to develop person-centred teams in health, social care, education and voluntary sector settings.

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How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio

Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Full of simple and effective design ideas and tips for writing adoption portfolios, this is a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio that will present you in the best possible light and help the right birth-family to find and choose you.

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How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home

By Jane Evans; Illustrated by Laurence Jackson
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the story of Baby Bear who lives in a home where the Big Bears have fights and arguments at night. A gentle therapeutic story to help children aged 2 to 6 years who have experience violence at the home to express and explore difficult feelings.

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The Disappointment Dragon

Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger Syndrome)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

When things don't go our way, the Disappointment Dragon can come to visit and take us down to his home in the Valley of Despair…

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Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome

Everyday Mindfulness Practices to Help You Tune in to the Present Moment

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Whether due to anxiety or the comfort of routine, people with Asperger's Syndrome often find that they go through life on autopilot. This book provides advice and step-by-step exercises for adopting a mindful way of living to overcome difficulties and become more present in the moment. Exercises include breathing, yoga stretches and meditations.

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Genetic Syndromes and Applied Behaviour Analysis

A Handbook for ABA Practitioners

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This ground-breaking resource demonstrates how genetic knowledge can influence our understanding of a child's behaviour and therefore inform their behavioural support plan. With expert advice and clear instructions, it shows exactly how to go about incorporating syndrome knowledge into ABA practice and start treating children with ...

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Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Marion Stanton; Illustrated by Katie Stanton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Sophie invites readers to learn about cerebral palsy from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is like use a wheelchair and communicate with assistive technology. She talks about different forms of cerebral palsy and explains that living with the condition can sometimes be difficult but there are many ways she can be supported.

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Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How do you balance the needs of children, adults and their families when carrying out social work assessments? With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult problems and children's safety, this practical guide will help social workers generate high quality assessments that consider the well-being of both adults and children.

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Final Chapters

Writings About the End of Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A collection of short stories and poems about death and dying. These moving and heartfelt pieces offer insights into the profound thoughts and emotions surrounding grief, bereavement, end of life and facing death. They offer readers the support of a shared experience, and the opportunity to open up about the difficult subject of death and dying.

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101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behaviour, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism.

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Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Mollie and her family help readers to understand what it is like to have ME/CFS and how it can affect their day-to-day family life. They explain what ME/CFS is and how it can affect people in different ways. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to this often misunderstood condition.

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MI29: Mouseweb International to the Rescue!

By Sarah Tozer; Illustrated by Rosy Salaman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the story of Mouseweb International Department 29 (MI29), a worldwide network of mice monitoring human life and lending a paw to those in need. Agent Windsor Smith and his family are on a mission to help 13-year-old Lily Jane Watson. Can they successfully come to her rescue, or will they be defeated by a crafty gang of rats?

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AutiPower! Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

AutiPower! presents a series of candid interviews with adults on the autism spectrum and professionals who work alongside them that offers a unique insight into their work and life experiences. Through these inspiring accounts we hear how they have overcome life challenges and used their autism traits for success in the workplace.

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Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

A Handbook for Activity Coordinators and Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This handbook will empower carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance sessions with older people, including those who are wheelchair-bound or living with dementia. It covers risk assessment, preparing the venue and choosing props and music, and includes instructions for 20 dances drawn from a range of cultures and traditions.

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Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Foreword by Val Crowley; Edited by Phil Clayton and Julie Lloyd
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is increasingly used by those providing services for people with intellectual disabilities. This book introduces CAT in practical, user-friendly language and guides readers on how to use the approach to inform their work and encourage positive change through the therapeutic relationship.

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Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Max invites readers to learn about Tourette's syndrome from his perspective, helping them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels like to have TS. He explains how people around him can help him to feel happy and accepted. This illustrated book will be an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

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A Different Home

A New Foster Child's Story

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care and the worries she had. The new home is not like her old home, but she begins to see that this different home is kind of nice. Sensitively written and fully illustrated in color, this story will help children in foster care to settle in and answer some of the questions they may have.

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My Autism Book

A Child's Guide to their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This beautifully illustrated picture book helps parents to explain autism to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way using clear language that speaks directly to the child.

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Babies Are Noisy

A book for big brothers and sisters including those on the autism spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This engaging illustrated children's book is ideal for preparing young children with autism for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Covering everything from trips to the hospital, what to expect when the baby arrives and the fun, family times to look forward to, this book is full of strategies for dealing with the changes to family life.

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Pathways through Care at the End of Life

A Guide to Person-Centred Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a comprehensive guide to providing excellent end of life care. It covers the pathway of care at the end of life, from initial conversations about end of life care and assessment and planning, to care in different settings, multi-agency care, and providing a good death. Case studies and reflective questions feature throughout.

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End of Life Care

A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive guide for practitioners working in end of life care covers everything from the different roles in the multi-disciplinary care team, the stages that a patient at the end of their life experiences and the professional help needed at each stage and gives a complete grounding of the current climate and philosophy in end of life care.

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Mindful Co-Working

Be Confident, Happy and Productive in Your Working Relationships

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Do you worry that you aren't making the most of your co-working relationships? Most of us work with others every day and it's important these relationships run smoothly. Mindful co-working removes the pressure and stress from working relationships by helping workers become more attuned to their colleagues.

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Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This useful handbook provides university faculty and staff with an overview of invisible disabilities, such as autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD and affective disorders, and facilitates an understanding of the unique needs of these students. Practical chapters provide ideas for adapting teaching methods and offering accommodations.

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Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive guide to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) that covers key issues salient to all professionals including the impact of IPSV, reproductive coercion, the physical and psychological indicators of IPSV, possible consequences of taking a case to court, and best practice service responses.

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Sexuality and Severe Autism

A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health Educators

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This handbook guides the reader through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality to people with severe autism. It deals with when, what and how to begin the process and addresses girls' and boys' issues, as well as physical changes and menstruation, public and private sexual behaviours, sexual abuse and reporting inappropriate touching.

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An Asperger Leader's Guide to Living and Leading Change

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often struggle with change and this is magnified when it is part of their professional role to manage and lead change. Written by a business leader with Asperger Syndrome, this practical guide provides advice and strategies on coping with and implementing change in the workplace.

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Creative Supervision Across Modalities

Theory and applications for therapists, counsellors and other helping professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book takes a theoretical look at creative supervision, discussing the background, philosophy and creative technique, and demonstrates, through a series of chapters written by experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines, that creative approaches to supervision are applicable and beneficial across modalities.

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Supporting People through Loss and Grief

An Introduction for Counsellors and Other Caring Practitioners

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive guide to working with people experiencing grief, bereavement and loss. It covers theories and models of grief, essential skills and how to support people in practice. It is essential reading for counsellors, bereavement support volunteers, palliative care nurses, students and trainers.

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Adolescent Volcanoes

Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger

By Warwick Pudney; Foreword by Max Abbott
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Adolescent Volcanoes is an engaging and practical resource with a range exercises and to help adolescents deal with their anger and for their parents to understand and to help their child. Ideal for counsellors, teachers, parents and social workers working with adolescents.

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The Writer's Key

Introducing Creative Solutions for Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Writer's Key introduces creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and personal and professional development. It provides strategies and inspiration for getting started, continuing despite hesitations and for getting the most out of writing, and includes success stories from personal and professional writers.

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Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care

A Model for Integrated Therapeutic Care

By Jeanette Caw, Judy Sebba, and Steve Chaplin; Foreword by Robbie Gilligan
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Team Parenting is a unique model of supporting children in care which involves foster carers and professionals working together to create stable and therapeutic foster placements. This book describes the model's key principles and interventions and includes ideas that will inform and improve foster carers' and professionals' work in any setting.

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Clinical Exercises for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

Practical Guidance and Ready-to-use Resources

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical resource is designed to support clinicians working with trauma exposed 8-18-year-olds. It outlines the principles of effective treatment and provides practical guidance for tailoring treatment to the needs of individuals. The featured worksheets and resources are designed to be compatible with evidence-based treatment models.

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Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story ...

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Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Theory and Practice

Edited by Laury Rappaport
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience, with 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives written by pioneers and leaders in their fields.

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Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address how to maintain an open and healthy relationship with your child as they become independent adults, designed to foster understanding between family members and help the young person with issues such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and change.

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Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours

By Davida Hartman; Illustrated by Kate Brangan
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum.

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School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff

A Whole-School Approach

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How can school counsellors become an integral part of school life? Drawing on a wealth of experience and psychotherapeutic theory, Nick Luxmoore shows how counsellors can provide an excellent service by working with staff and young people, contributing to the school's culture and making a difference to pupils, staff and the school as a whole.

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A Practical Guide to Mental Health Problems in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

It's not just their autism!

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the relationship between mental health and ASD. Illustrating with case studies a wide range of mental health issues commonly found in autistic children, the authors go on to suggest practical strategies for parents and professionals to help ameliorate the difficulties which arise from these co-morbid mental health conditions.

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Inside Kinship Care

Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support

Foreword by Bob Broad; Edited by David Pitcher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members involved in kinship care, and covers issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, permanence and placement breakdown. It is essential reading for social workers, therapists, counsellors and psychologists.

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Adopted Like Me

My Book of Adopted Heroes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A children's picture book that tells the stories of famous and inspirational people, all of whom were adopted. Including Bo Diddley, Nelson Mandela and Marilyn Monroe, as well as inventors, athletes, a princess skilled in judo and fencing, and many more.

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Personalisation and Dementia

A Guide for Person-Centred Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Personalisation builds on person-centred care to focus on how people with dementia can have more choice and control in their lives, and be supported to be part of their community. This practical guide explains how to deliver personalised services and support for people with dementia through simple, evidence-based person-centred practices and tools.

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Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation

How children (and frogs, dogs, flamingos and dragons) can use yoga relaxation to help deal with stress, grief, bullying and lack of confidence

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This engaging picture book teaches an effective yoga relaxation technique that children can use anywhere and anytime to cope with anxiety, stress, grief, or bullying.

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