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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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Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical sourcebook is full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage sensorimotor development in young children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. Activities are clearly described and the book explains how each activity promotes the development of particular skills.

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Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Visual and direct in its approach, this book offers simple advice to help parents and carers capture the warmth and fun of forming secure, healthy attachments with children. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray guides you through the 'how to' of forming attachments, describing sensitive parenting activities that stimulate bonding and attachment.

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Parenting ASD Teens

A Guide to Making it Up As You Go

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experience working at a high school for teens with autism to provide savvy advice to parents coping with the difficulties that arise when their child hits the troublesome teenage years. Discussion includes setting realistic expectations, encouraging independence, and helping teens cope with mental health issues.

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Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Innovative Theory and Applications

Foreword by Mary Hendricks Gendlin; Edited by Greg Madison
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Examining the cutting edge of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, this book gathers together unique insights into the future of the field from world leading psychotherapists. Covering recent innovations and emerging practical applications, this book offers new ideas for listening to the body in therapy.

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Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Beyond the Talking Cure

By Greg Madison; Foreword by Eugene Gendlin; Edited by Greg Madison
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a comprehensive introduction to Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy written by some of the world's most influential psychotherapists in the field. The book lays out the background and fundamentals of the approach, and looks at how Focusing has been integrated with other theoretical orientations such as attachment theory and existential therapy.

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The Asperkid's Game Plan

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Asperkid's Game Plan provides over 100 original games and activities that engage children with Asperger syndrome.

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The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to clearly explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book also contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and train-themed coloring pages to help promote skill generalization.

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Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Launching a mentorship movement within the autism community to help each other find success, this is an inspirational guide to life by Aspies for Aspies.

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A Journey in the Moon Balloon

When Images Speak Louder than Words

By Joan Drescher; Illustrated by Joan Drescher; Foreword by Joan Borysenko
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Moon Balloon® is here to take you on a journey through your feelings and help you let go of your worrying thoughts. With full colour illustrations, this updated and expanded edition has brand new activities to accompany the interactive story, helping children to explore and cope with their emotions.

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Asperger Syndrome and Depression

By Nick Dubin; Foreword by Tony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Maureen Boon; Illustrated by Imogen Hallam
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia, letting readers know how he can be helped and supported by friends and family at school and home.

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Working Therapeutically with Families

Creative Activities for Diverse Family Structures

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With a whole host of activities to use with different types of family, this resource is an invaluable toolbox for working therapeutically with families. From divorced families to those with an incarcerated parent, the book includes guidance on the best interventions to use for different family types and a wealth of easy to use, creative activities.

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Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

An Evidence-Based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Presenting an evidence-based model for assessing children with disorganized attachment and their adult carers, this book outlines key indicators of child maltreatment and effective interventions for child protection workers.

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Inner Dialogue In Daily Life

Contemporary Approaches to Personal and Professional Development in Psychotherapy

Edited by Charles Eigen
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Connecting to our inner lives using inner dialogue can foster self-development, healing and growth. With contributions from experts in their fields, this unique book looks in depth at ten major contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches, demonstrating how they work and how therapists have used them for personal and professional development.

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How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Enjoying natural surroundings is an effective way to boost creativity, play and wellbeing in children aged 4-13. Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to cut down their screen time and reboot their connection with nature.

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Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. It draws on the latest research in the field and offers practical information for those working with the older population.

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Neuroscience for Counsellors

Practical Applications for Counsellors, Therapists and Mental Health Practitioners

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explains neuroscience discoveries in accessible, plain English and provides guidance on how to apply this knowledge to counselling practice in order to enhance understanding of clients' needs.

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Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Jude Welton; Illustrated by Jane Telford; Foreword by Glenys Jones
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him.

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Banish Your Body Image Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This imaginative workbook is full of activities and strategies to build a positive body image. Using cognitive behavioural techniques, it shows how to banish negative thoughts and feelings and build self-esteem, positive beliefs and a healthy body image. Suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through alone or with a parent or practitioner.

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The Wonderful World of Work

A Workbook for Asperteens

By Jeanette Purkis; Illustrated by Andrew Hore
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Full of practical information, engaging activities, fun illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work to help teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder feel confident in their ability to get a job and encourages them to think about careers that might suit their skills and interests.

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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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