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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 Parent's Guide to In-Home ABA Programs

Frequently Asked Questions about Applied Behavior Analysis for your Child with Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Concise and practical, this handbook explains the ins and outs of Applied Behavior Analysis in a chatty Q&A format. It covers everything parents need to know from what a typical in-home session will entail, to how to navigate their relationship with their ABA therapist, to how to get more involved and begin using ABA methods themselves.

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The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

A Guide to Implementation and Issues for Practice

Edited by Hari Sewell
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health provides a critical guide to the Act: what it means for mental health services and how it should be implemented. It addresses each of the nine characteristics protected by the Act in turn, examining the research and practice issue associated with each and offering positive guidance.

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Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The ability to build a trusting relationship is essential when working with vulnerable children. Through the use of numerous engaging games and activities developed over 20 years of working with abused and neglected children, this book shows how these lines of communication can be opened up through effective engagement with the child's world.

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Transformation through Journal Writing

The Art of Self-Reflection for the Helping Professions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A personal record of reflections and experiences, a journal is an effective way to self-care and self-develop. This book is a grounded guide to the reflective practice of journaling for those in the helping professions. Full of original ideas, exercises and examples, it provides everything needed to establish and advance journaling skills.

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The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An accessible overview of occupational therapy explaining all the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, or in rehabilitation from illness or injury, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, and interspersed with simple activities.

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Inside Asperger's Looking Out

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

From the best-selling author of All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, this is the perfect introduction to how Aspies see and experience the world, told from their own perspective, for the people in their lives.

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The Panicosaurus

Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

By Kay Al-Ghani; Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This illustrated book teaches children who experience anxiety about Panicosaurus and Smartosaurus and how to help Smartosaurus banish Panicosaurus when he appears at times of stress by using a range of calming techniques. There is a helpful introduction for parents and carers, and a list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book.

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Asperger's Syndrome - That Explains Everything

Strategies for Education, Life and Just About Everything Else

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book clearly explains proven and practical approaches in education and care that will enable young people with AS to thrive. The author uses anecdotes from his extensive teaching experience to illustrate potential problems relating to anxiety, communication, social rules, relationships and classroom behaviour, and put forward solutions.

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Forensic Music Therapy

A Treatment for Men and Women in Secure Hospital Settings

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book demonstrates diverse approaches from music therapy teams working in secure settings. Case studies provide evidence for the use of music therapy with a variety of client groups including adult and adolescent offenders, men and women with personality disorders and mental illnesses in low, medium and high secure treatment settings.

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Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book looks at the problems facing healthcare systems from a social anthropological angle, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. The author clarifies how organizations need to identify the goals that unite their members and how individuals at every level can contribute to positive change in their organizations.

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Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Explaining death in concrete terms that children with autism will understand, this book discusses the complicated and painful emotions of bereavement, and offers creative and expressive activities that facilitate healing. This interactive book is ideal for children and teens to work through by themselves, with a parent, or with a professional.

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Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families

Foreword by David Aldridge; Edited by Marcia Humpal and Petra Kern
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This edited book brings together renowned experts in music therapy and related fields to present current research, practical strategies, and policies useful for everyone interested in music as a tool to aid children on the autism spectrum. Case scenarios, examples and tip sheets further support the application of the knowledge-based content.

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More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and PDD/NOS - the Basics

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The second edition of this concise, plain-English guide fully explains all of the common areas of difficulty for more cognitively advanced individuals with autism, Asperger syndrome and PDD/NOS, and provides much-needed support, uncomplicated advice, and practical, positive solutions.

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Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With a practical focus, this book will equip readers with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care service.

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Playfulness and Dementia

A Practice Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

John Killick explores the nature of playfulness and the many ways in which it can enrich the lives of people with dementia. Specific approaches and ideas for practice are described, and personal accounts of playfulness by those with dementia and their carers offer rich first-hand insights into its transformative potential.

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Can I tell you about Asthma?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Lesley Mills; Illustrated by Rosy Salaman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma from his perspective and describes what it feels like to have an asthma attack, how to use an inhaler, what the common triggers are and how people around him can help. The appealing illustrations make it an ideal introduction for children and a great resource for parents, friends, teachers and nurses.

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The Art and Science of Motivation

A Therapist's Guide to Working with Children

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book provides a comprehensive understanding of methods for working with children with a range of difficulties. It presents a new model for working with these groups to enhance motivation and engagement and to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes. It will be an inspiring read for all those working therapeutically with children.

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How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

A Guide for Carers and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book offers unique and adaptable guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. It provides effective tips and support that will help social workers, counsellors and caring professionals relay all types of bad news as sensitively and successfully as possible.

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Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive yet accessible book, written specifically for friends and relatives, offers practical advice and support that can help ensure the best possible quality of life for people with dementia and the people around them.

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The Mulberry Bird

An Adoption Story

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Mulberry Bird tells the tale of a Mother Bird who is forced to give up her baby after realising she is unable to provide him with the care he needs. This heartwarming tale gently explores issues relating to adoption and is ideal for children and adoptive families.

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What Does Dead Mean?

A Book for Young Children to Help Explain Death and Dying

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Death is a big concept, and can be confusing and distressing to explain to young children. This simple guide presents 17 'big' questions children might ask about death, and answers each clearly, simply and truthfully. Each question is accompanied by an illustration and a prompt to encourage children to explore their feelings.

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Perspectives in Caribbean Psychology

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive volume providing an overview of Caribbean psychology addressing culture and behaviour, developmental psychology, personality disorder, issues of violence, application of therapeutic models in the Caribbean, and psychological assessment.

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Psychohistoriography

A Post-Colonial Psychoanalytical and Psychotherapeutic Model

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Psychohistoriography lays out a model of group therapy which challenges dominant Eurocentric approaches to psychology and mental health, and includes a step by step process which professionals can use with clients of Caribbean descent to explore issues around race, identity and culture.

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Trauma Healing at the Clay Field

A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

'Work at the Clay Field' is an art therapy discipline that uses sensorimotor methods that are highly effective for trauma healing in adults and children. This book is a comprehensive training manual for art therapists and mental health professionals covering all aspects of the approach including setting, theory, practice and case studies.

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Working with Drug and Alcohol Users

A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An accessible guide to providing effective support to substance users. The book uses transactional analysis to provide models for understanding substance use, assessing clients, intervention and treatment. Counseling techniques such as motivational interviewing and relapse process work are included, and case studies feature throughout.

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On Becoming a Jungian Sandplay Therapist

The Healing Spirit of Sandplay in Nature and in Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book discusses the deep inner process of becoming a sandplay therapist, addressing important creative aspects of understanding and practising sandplay. It describes the current theory behind the Jungian approach, the roles of the therapist and the client, and explores the healing potential of nature and the numinous in art and sandplay.

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A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An easy-to-read guide for parents, carers and professionals working with young people showing signs of self-harm and suicidal behaviours, which gives advice on how to identify problems and how to support the young person.

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Creating Person-Centred Organisations

Strategies and Tools for Managing Change in Health, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A guide for charities and private sector organisations in health and social care on how to become a person-centred organisation, which provides strategies and tools rooted in experience.

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Setting Up and Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A practical introduction to setting up and facilitating bereavement support groups, guiding the reader through all stages. It examines the different skills needed, and uses case studies and research to suggest models of best practice across a range of group settings. The guidance will help make groups successful for participants and facilitators.

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Young People Leaving Care

Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand, prepare and support young people.

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Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book provides step-by-step guidance for using innovative video modeling techniques to support the development of young children with autism spectrum disorders. It shows how to film personalized videos that highlight the exact skill that is being taught and how to incorporate these videos into the child's daily routine to encourage learning.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book contains the latest research on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention and support of individuals with ASD, and examines their implications at various stages of life. A wide range of neurological, genetic, psychological, developmental, social, and emotional issues are covered.

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Dramatic Problem Solving

Drama-Based Group Exercises for Conflict Transformation

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This concise book of drama-based exercises will be an invaluable tool for practitioners looking to facilitate conflict transformation with a wide range of contexts and client groups. Each stage of the dramatic problem solving approach is accompanied by activities and illustrated with examples from the author's extensive experience.

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A Little Book of Tobacco

Activities to Explore Smoking Issues with Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This resource is packed with games and activities that explore smoking issues with young people aged 13–19. From fun group games and challenging quizzes to role-plays and thought-provoking discussions, the activities will help young people understand the facts and issues, and make positive, healthy choices.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Biographical Approaches for Inclusive Care and Support

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the lives and perspectives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. As their distinct needs are often overlooked due to lack of understanding, this book demonstrates how life course approaches can offer insights into their support needs as they grow older, from housing and health care to community support.

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Flying to See Janet

A Fun Guide to the Airport Experience

By Laura Vickers; Illustrated by Peggy Wargelin
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Traveling by plane can be a stressful experience for anxious children (and their parents!) Prepare children, including those on the autism spectrum, for the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the airport experience in advance with this fun and gently humorous picture book.

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Can I tell you about Selective Mutism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Hannah invites readers to learn about selective mutism from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like to have SM. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information that will be an ideal introduction for family, friends and teachers, clearly showing them how they can support a child with the condition.

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Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children

A Model for Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive overview for professionals working with traumatized children, which outlines the theory and practice of life story therapy, a method which helps children and cares to question and resolve issues and events within a child's life.

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Cyberbullying and E-safety

What Educators and Other Professionals Need to Know

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book offers the tools to tackle cyberbullying and improve e-safety education. It covers different forms of cyberbullying and its impacts, who is vulnerable, how it can be prevented and how to respond. It incorporates young people's views, drawing on survey responses of 8,000 young people, and advocates their involvement in e-safety education.

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An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch

Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, helping children with special needs stay safe. Each story covers a different type of touch and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context.

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Effective Working with Neglected Children and their Families

Linking Interventions to Long-term Outcomes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Using findings from a research study conducted over five years, this book gives an insight into current social care provision for children suffering from neglect. It highlights the complex and enduring needs of the children most likely to drop out of range of social care systems, and offers practical guidelines for reengaging children and services.

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Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book provides a definitive critical introduction to service user views and involvement. It addresses both the theoretical and practical issues of service user involvement, and includes initiatives on the impact and outcomes from involvement.

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What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Many Asperger men are confused and bewildered by women, dating and relationships and find it hard to know how to get it right. This practical handbook provides many of the answers to their key questions about women and dating, helping them to understand how to have successful relationships.

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Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia

The Place of Spiritual Reminiscence Work

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This groundbreaking book reveals the findings of the first major study on spiritual reminiscence with people with dementia. The authors present evidence for the efficacy of spiritual reminiscence with this group, and drawing on examples demonstrate its many benefits, as revealed by the study.

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Writing in Bereavement

A Creative Handbook

By Jane Moss; Series edited by Gillie Bolton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical creative handbook provides imaginative writing exercises for counsellors, volunteers and others working with the bereaved, and offers advice on how to plan and run effective group workshops and individual sessions. Through writing, clients are helped to communicate their experiences of grief and adjust to life after their loss.

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Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A book of games and activities to help children to focus, concentrate, and stay calm. The book includes a comprehensive but accessible theory section, and a host of games and activities suitable for use with groups or individual children aged 5–12. Ideas for adaptation for children with attention and concentration difficulties are included.

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Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun!

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book highlights the aspects of parties that can cause anxiety for those on the autism spectrum and outlines practical solutions to these issues. It covers party invitations, prizes, food and venues, with chapters suggesting activities for age groups 2-8, 9-12 and teenagers and will enable caregivers to plan stress free parties with ease.

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Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Exploring Self through Metaphor and Multi-Media

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The art-based activities in this book use a range of media to engage with common body image concerns and encourage self acceptance. It will be valuable to professionals working with girls and women struggling with eating disorders. All the exercises, and their benefits, are fully explained with illustrative case studies and sample artworks.

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Sandtray Play and Storymaking

A Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Introducing sandtray play and storying into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact, encouraging social and emotional growth and creativity in students. This accessible book presents a practical theory of sandtray play and storying and offers invaluable advice about sandtray/narrative workshop setup.

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Understanding Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence in Childhood

Still Forgotten, Still Hurting

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the experiences of adult survivors of domestic violence in adulthood. It examines current research and sets out best practice guidance for supporting adult survivors and children following domestic violence. Personal testimonies and poems feature throughout.

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