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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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Autism: An Inside-Out Approach

An Innovative Look at the 'Mechanics' of 'Autism' and its Developmental 'Cousins'

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book, written by an autistic person for people with autism and related disorders, carers, and the professionals who work with them, is a practical handbook to understanding, living with and working with autism. It shows clearly how the behaviours associated with autism can have a range of different causes.

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Child Abuse and Child Abusers

Protection and Prevention

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on both research and practice, this book provides a comprehensive picture of the success, fairness and significance of child protection services for children, parents and individuals. It approaches the problem of child abuse from the various perspectives of those affected (abused children and young people, parents and professionals).

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Music Therapy Research and Practice in Medicine

From Out of the Silence

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this interdisciplinary and wide-ranging volume, David Aldridge explores the power of music as a healing treatment for a broad spectrum of physical and mental conditions. Interweaving theory and practice, Aldridge demonstrates the many ways in which a culture of research may be developed in a practice setting to the benefit of all.

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Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia

Opportunities and Obstacles

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written for all those concerned with providing services for people with dementia and their families, this book explores the idea that communication is not only possible but also vital to the understanding and the development of services. The book is based on a series of interviews with sufferers and professionals working in the field.

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Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The dictionary provides definitions of over 2000 key terms in cognition, equipping the reader to understand and use the terminology of the subject. It includes not only comprehensible and comprehensive definitions of terms, but also explanations of key experiments and theories.

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Children and Young People in Conflict with the Law

Edited by Stewart Asquith
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The contributors to this volume examine the range and nature of problem behaviours among children and young people and the changing nature of their offending, which is reflected in the ongoing examination of philosophies, practices and policies and the tension between `welfare' and more traditional `justice and punishment' approaches.

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Educational Psychology Casework

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author examines the ways of improving relationship between client and worker, developing rapport skills and gaining a child's trust and respect. The text contains training exercises, stories and examples of children's artwork which may be used to gain knowledge of a child's mind, especially young children with poor verbal communication skills

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Educational Psychology Casework

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author examines the ways of improving relationship between client and worker, developing rapport skills and gaining a child's trust and respect. The text contains training exercises, stories and examples of children's artwork which may be used to gain knowledge of a child's mind, especially young children with poor verbal communication skills

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The Construction of Racial Identity in Children of Mixed Parentage

Mixed Metaphors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book is a major contribution to the literature on race, identity and child development, and offers a radically new way of looking at some of these issues. Based on intensive research on interracial families, the book reviews the previous literature relating to racial identity development, and shows it to be based on flawed assumptions.

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Arts Approaches to Conflict

Edited by Marian Liebmann
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Arts Approaches to Conflict explores how various arts approaches can both raise our understanding of conflict and lead to its constructive resolution. Practitioners and experts from a wide range of art forms examine their own fields as approaches to conflict. It is fascinating and eye-opening reading for students and practitioners.

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