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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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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Advanced Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The first comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching older children and young people with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 7-22 years key advanced skills such as organisational skills, advanced self-care skills, complex academic and vocational skills and advanced skills for daily living.

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Can I tell you about Eating Disorders?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson; Illustrated by Fiona Field
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Alice invites readers to learn about how anorexia nervosa affects her daily life, and introduces Beth who has bulimia nervosa, Sam who has selective eating problems, Francesca who has functional dysphagia and Freddie who has food avoidance emotional disorder. They explain why they find food difficult and how their conditions are different.

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The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

From breathing exercises and pressure holds to noise-reducing headphones and gum, this illustrated book is packed with simple strategies and tools to help children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years to stay cool, calm and in control.

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Eat to Get Younger

Avoiding the Inflammazone for a Healthier, Happier Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Outlines the links between inflammation and poor health and provides an action plan for avoiding this precursor to most age-related, degenerative diseases.

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Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

By Sue Cornbluth; Foreword by Nyleen Shaw
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In Building Self-Esteem in Children Who Are Adopted or Fostered Dr. Sue offers useful advice and outlines proven techniques for those supporting children aged 7+ to help them grow up to be confident and successful.

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Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

By Jean Demetris; Illustrated by Alex Demetris
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia.

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Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

By Jean Demetris; Illustrated by Alex Demetris
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia.

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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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Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Taking Play Therapy out of the Playroom and into Natural Environments

By Alison Chown; Foreword by Sara Knight
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A therapist's guide to the theory and practice of incorporating the outdoors and natural world into play therapy. The frameworks for practice are grounded in research and include adaptations for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex social, emotional and behavioural problems, and parent child attachment work.

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Attachment, Trauma, and Healing

Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children, Families and Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Clear and authoritative, this is a comprehensive overview of attachment theory, covering how attachment issues manifest and the authors' unique treatment models, 'corrective attachment therapy' and 'corrective attachment parenting'. This updated edition incorporates advances in child and family psychology that have occurred since the first edition.

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LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions through group LEGO building. It fully explains the approach and gives advice on strategies for successfully seeing children through from 'LEGO Helper' to 'LEGO Genius'.

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Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Clinical guidelines for group work with children and adolescents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive handbook provides adaptable assessment and documentation processes for social skill development in music therapy group sessions for children with developmental disabilities. It also includes a CD-ROM of forms and tools, as well as songs that help to facilitate social interaction.

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The Elephant in the ADHD Room

Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Targeting boredom as an emotion that drives ADHD behaviours, this book presents a range of practical suggestions for treating boredom alongside ADHD for patients and clients ranging from young children to older adults. These can then be incorporated into schoolwork, jobs, relationships and everyday life to improve overall concentration and mood.

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Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

By Louis Sydney, Elizabeth Price, and adoptionplus; Foreword by Kim Golding
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The authors outline a model for managing contact to make it more purposeful and increase its potential for therapeutic benefit.

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A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!

By Haley Moss; Foreword by Susan J. Moreno
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley Moss' first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students on the autism spectrum need to know as they begin their Freshman year. She shares tips and advice on getting ready for college, dorm life, making friends, and what to expect from classes, professors and exams.

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Diagnosis Asparagus

Advocating for Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This life-affirming book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience. Written by a mother and her teenage daughter, it is an honest account of the process of procuring an autism spectrum diagnosis including assessment, reactions to the news and its impact on their lives, and includes helpful management strategies.

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Chasing the Phantom

In Pursuit of Myth and Meaning in the Realm of the Snow Leopard

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Eduard Fischer takes us on an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains. It is an account of adventure and deep reflection.

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The Music in Music Therapy

Psychodynamic Music Therapy in Europe: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Approaches

Afterword by Rudi Vermote; Foreword by Paul Williams; Edited by Jos De Backer and Julie Sutton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This text comprises of a wide range of thinking from across Europe, stressing how essential the musician is within the identity of a music therapist. With examples and clinical case material from across Europe, the editors provide insight into the aspects of the therapeutic process which are enabled by music.

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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 1-4 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Foundational Skill

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 1-4 years key foundational skills such as appropriate sitting, attention, eye contact, motor skills, basic receptive and expressive language skills and basic skills of daily living.

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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 3-5 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Beginning Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 3-5 years key basic skills such as imitation, visual spatial awareness, expressive and receptive language skills, and basic skills of daily living

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The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law

Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the only book social workers need to make sense of the key elements of children's and family law. Now in a fully updated second edition, it reflects recent changes including the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidelines for inter-agency working, Children and Families Act 2013 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

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Attachment and Interaction

From Bowlby to Current Clinical Theory and Practice Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This accessible introduction to the history and evolution of attachment theory mixes personal anecdotes from the author's experience of being supervised by John Bowlby, the creator of attachment theory, with clear explanations of Bowlby's ideas and how they have been expanded up to the present day.

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All About Drugs and Young People

Essential Information and Advice for Parents and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs.

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Parenting without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns and in a down-to-earth and engaging format.

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The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practice Works

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explains the biological theory behind Restorative Practice (RP), showing how and why RP works. Through case studies of RP in different settings, including criminal justice, organizational settings and education, the book shows how the theory of Affect Script Psychology provides the basis for RP, and how theory can be applied in practice.

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Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This innovative drama therapy program develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum. Drawing on research into the mirror neuron system, it details 30 sessions involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation.

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Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services.

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Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia

Using Nature and the Outdoors in Person-Centred Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Cultural sensitivity is a key component of person-centred dementia care. This book acts as a rich source of information and ideas for all those interested in creating culturally-appropriate outdoor spaces and experiences for people with dementia, providing useful information and theory as well as inspiration for practice.

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Mastering Communication in Social Work

From Understanding to Doing

By Martin Bailey and Linda Gast; Foreword by Jane Wonnacott; Series edited by Jane Wonnacott
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Communication skills are fundamental to effective social work practice. Accessible and easy-to-read, this book explores how communication works, the factors that influence how effectively we attend to and convey information, and how we can improve our communication. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout.

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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 4-7 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 150 Intermediate Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 4-7 years key intermediate skills such as comprehension of abstract language, academic skills, advanced social and play skills, and emotional and behavioral regulation skills.

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A Different Kettle of Fish

A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech.

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Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More! 2nd Edition

The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book is a concise, scientifically up-to-date, guide to the range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children-from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder, to autistic spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory integration problems and executive dysfunction.

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Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

At the Edge of Wonder

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The book is a foundational guide for all therapists who use the expressive arts as a way of facilitating learning, healing, and change. Grounding expressive arts work within the helping relationship, it focuses on two fundamental aspects to effective practice; 'presence' and 'process', explains these concepts, their roots, and applications.

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Practical Supervision

How to Become a Supervisor for the Helping Professions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Concise and jargon-free, this introduction to supervision is designed to equip all those in the helping professions who are starting out with the theoretical, practical and ethical base needed for effective practice. It includes helpful suggestions for using creative methods and short exercises to support learning and development throughout.

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Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Build up your confidence and self-esteem by learning how to banish your Self-Esteem Thief with this fun and imaginative workbook. Full of tips and strategies based on cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles, it helps you banish negative thoughts and build healthy self-esteem. Suitable for young people aged 10+.

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I'll tell you why I can't wear those clothes!

Talking about tactile defensiveness

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This full-colour, photographic workbook is designed for adults and children to read together and explains the physical reasons a child may become emotionally overwhelmed by some daily routines involving touch. The workbook format allows them to explore their own feelings about their touch-related sensitivities, helping them to feel supported.

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Life Coaching for Kids

A Practical Manual to Coach Children and Young People to Success, Well-being and Fulfilment

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Life coaching is a great way to help young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image. This practical guide to coaching young people aged 9-16 covers how it works, the benefits and how to do it. Fun activities with photocopiable worksheets to use in practice are included.

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Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explains how colour coding can assist with communication, coping with change, understanding emotions, diversifying diet and reducing anxiety by helping children with autism to generalise lessons already learnt and creating clear visual categories. The CD-ROM provides printable resources to enable colour coding in the classroom and home.

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Caged in Chaos

A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free Updated Edition

By Victoria Biggs; Foreword by Jo Todd
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this practical guide helps young adults with dyspraxia and those around them get to grips with the social, physical and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders. The new edition of this award-winning book includes an update from the author on how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult.

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Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults and low self-esteem. This book covers the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online.

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