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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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How to Be a Great Leader in Early Years

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Full of practical advice to help early years leaders to improve their leadership skills. This highly accessible guide draws on Jennie Johnson's own experience of founding an outstanding childcare service.

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The Cookbook for Children with Special Needs

Learning a Life Skill with Fun, Tasty, Healthy Recipes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Learn to cook with these fun, easy guidelines and recipes ideal for children with special needs.

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Challenging Stress, Burnout and Rust-Out

Finding Balance in Busy Lives

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical resource provides professionals with techniques for developing a more balanced lifestyle. The author discusses the meaning of work-life balance and explains how it can be achieved in reality with some simple, straightforward strategies.

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Autism and Appropriate Touch

A Photocopiable Resource for Helping Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum Understand the Complexities of Physical Interaction

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder can find the complicated social rules around touch very difficult, and this can leave them vulnerable. This educational resource provides ready-to-use lessons with photocopiable worksheets to teach about appropriate touch and social boundaries in family, educational, and community settings.

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Critical Care

Delivering Spiritual Care in Healthcare Contexts

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Focusing on spiritual care within the delivery and provision of healthcare today, the contributors combine academic and professional expertise to discuss themes including: spirituality, pluralism and multi-faith practice, healthcare ethics, legal and policy issues, mental health, and beginning and end of life issues.

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Independent Mental Health Advocacy - The Right to Be Heard

The Practice and Context of Professional Advocacy in Mental Health Services

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This research-based book tells you everything you need to know about independent mental health advocacy (IMHA), including the role that IMHAs play within mental health services, their relationship with service users and with other mental health professionals.

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Promoting Attachment With a Wiggle, Giggle, Hug and Tickle

A Programme for Babies, Young Children and Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A practical book of activities to help early years practitioners to help strengthen attachments between babies or toddlers and their carers - suitable for individual or group work and features structured, rewarding and fun exercises.

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Attacking Anxiety

A Step-by-Step Guide to an Engaging Approach to Treating Anxiety and Phobias in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book presents an enjoyable, simple model for tackling anxiety in children and teens with ASD, by building up tolerance to anxiety triggers, decreasing meltdowns and eliminating anxiety responses to fears and phobia. It covers common scenarios which can be adapted to suit the needs of each individual child or teen.

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Helping Foster Children In School

A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Foster children often struggle in school, performing poorly both in terms of their behavior and academic performance. This book is full of positive strategies to help foster parents, educators and social workers to support these children more effectively.

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Billy Says... Series of 6 books

Six therapeutic storybooks to help children on their journey through fostering or adoption

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A set of six books guiding children through the process of fostering and adoption, by focusing on the experiences of a five-year-old girl called Kirsty and her magic doll Billy. Billy helps Kirsty to understand what is happening to her and to make sense of her complicated feelings.

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Living Better with Dementia

Good Practice and Innovation for the Future

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With currently evolving dementia policy, how can we ensure that living well with dementia continues to be a primary aim for future national dementia strategies? This book looks at current policy and research to determine emerging challenges, and what they mean for practice, both nationally and within a global context.

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Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A complete, accessible guide to understanding dyscalculia and poor numeracy, this book covers number sense and how the brain deals with numbers, assessment, planning intervention, what to teach, how to teach it and how parents can help. Essential for parents, teachers and education professionals working with a child with numerical difficulties.

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Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Offering practical advice straight from the couples counseling room, Eva A. Mendes provides an insider's view into what couples and counselors can do to help make an ASD relationship last. She outlines the challenges faced in an ASD relationship and provides strategies that can improve the lives and marriages of couples on a daily basis.

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Counselling Skills for Becoming a Wiser Practitioner

Tools, Techniques and Reflections for Building Practice Wisdom

By Tony Evans; Series edited by Christiane Sanderson
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This experienced practitioner and lecturer reveals the tools and techniques he has found most effective in his career. From interactions with students and experiences with clients, he is able to convey the real-life experience of the counselling room to help students and qualified practitioners to gain or consolidate practice skills.

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Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings

A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care

By Jane Evans; Illustrated by Izzy Bean
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Kit Kitten and the Topsy Turvy Feelings is a therapeutic storybook for children aged 2 to 6 about a kitten whose parent who isn't always able to care for them. To help support Kit Kitten, Kindly Cat comes to their house and helps Kit to identify the feelings that were mixed up inside.

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Restorative Practice and Special Needs

A Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Restorative Practice (RP) is being used increasingly in different settings, but using RP with those who have Special Needs requires a different approach. This practical guide explains how RP can be adapted for those with additional needs and to see real improvement in behaviour and learning.

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Introducing Mental Health, Second Edition

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this must-have guide for anyone working with people experiencing mental illness, the authors detail the major mental health disorders, the issues and implications surrounding them and explain the current legislation in easy-to-understand terms.

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Mindful Art Therapy

A Foundation for Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book bridges eastern and western traditions and presents mindful approaches to art therapy. It clarifies theories, methodologies and practical skills of mindful art therapy and features case study examples and client artworks to illustrate the clinical application. A guided meditation script and CD are included.

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Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy

Engaging Children and Parents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book looks at all aspects of goal setting, a key concern for therapists working with children. Explaining theory, as well as the important issues for practice, this book presents innovative approaches developed by the editors that will increase understanding of goal setting within therapeutic settings.

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Developing Identity, Strengths, and Self-Perception for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The BASICS College Curriculum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical college curriculum helps students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to develop an understanding of their identity, self-perception and strengths and how to use this self-knowledge to succeed at college, in their social lives, and in their careers. It is an ideal textbook for ASD college programs or for student self-study.

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