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.
After 25 years of marriage to a man with Asperger Syndrome (ASD), 'Herscue Bergenstreiml' has more than a few tales to tell.
Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses
Using 'super power' strategies and illustrations, this book teaches young children (aged 4-7) with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties how to master self-control.
A highly readable account of an innovative, person-centred, community-based approach to recovery from personality disorder, this book presents new and better ways of supporting people through the process. Documented experiences and first-hand accounts from The Haven Project prove the success of the project's method.
A Guide for Professionals
This book looks at toilet training difficulties for children with autism spectrum conditions, and presents practical interventions to help children overcome these problems. Packed with essential information on bowel and bladder function, this book also gives helpful advice for developing and implementing a toilet plan in different settings.
Simple, Fun Ideas to Aid Engagement, Assessment and Enable Positive Change
Easy to use, tried and tested techniques to aid direct work with vulnerable families. This must-have guide is full of creative ideas to engage and effect positive change in uncooperative, aggressive or avoidant families.
The Challenges, Pitfalls and Practical Solutions
Informed by the author's experience writing serious case reviews, this book offers the practical information that child protection practitioners need and which is often absent in formal training. It offers advice for the known difficulties in practice such as home visiting, communicating with children and working with resistant clients.
A handbook for chaplains, paediatric health professionals, arts therapists and youth workers
A comprehensive introduction to best practice in spiritual support for sick children and young people, this research-based handbook covers both principles and practice, and includes a wide range of examples and suggestions for activities to facilitate spiritual interaction and support.
A Story Intervention for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Based on extensive research, this practical book gives you the tools needed to use Social Narratives, a simple intervention for helping children with autism spectrum disorder develop social behaviour. Packed with sample stories, and with step-by-step guidelines for writing, this book will show you how to implement the approach to maximise success.
New Thinking and Approaches
Describing some of the innovative work taking place in domestic violence and child protection work, this book looks at how interventions for children exposed to domestic violence are being developed, how services for abusive fathers have evolved and discusses a number of new initiatives in the field of interagency risk assessment.
The authors present strategies for engaging children in fun activities to aid positive attachment between a parent or carer and their child. Each game is designed with specific age groups in mind, and activities are recommended to target specific needs in children that affect attachment, such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism
This is the first book to explain the Polyvagal Theory in simple terms for parents and professionals. With engaging illustrations and clear explanations, this book incorporates Dr Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory with Anat Baniel's work in brain plasticity to present a new way of understanding autism and supporting children on the spectrum.
An Introduction and Guide
Highlighting the specific difficulties and challenges that older people with autism may face with regards to living arrangements, changes to social habits and communicating with carers, as well as health issues, this book shows ways to support people with autism as they reach retirement age.
Helping people identify destructive behaviours and find positive ways to cope
This book presents research and case studies to demonstrate why and how those with dyslexia can adopt adverse coping strategies and defensive mechanisms to deal with the emotional impact of the condition, which can lead to self-harm, depression and even suicide, and how they can best be helped and supported by the professionals who work with them.
Providing the skills counsellors need to identify and manage shame, in the client and themselves, this book aims to enable the counsellor to release shame and to build shame resilience. Full of practical techniques, it is a skills-led handbook for practitioners who have little formal training in working with shame.
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.
Finding Balance in Busy Lives
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.
A Photocopiable Resource for Helping Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum Understand the Complexities of Physical Interaction
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.
Delivering Spiritual Care in Healthcare Contexts
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.
The Practice and Context of Professional Advocacy in Mental Health Services
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.
A Programme for Babies, Young Children and Carers
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.
A Step-by-Step Guide to an Engaging Approach to Treating Anxiety and Phobias in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
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.
A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers
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.
Six therapeutic storybooks to help children on their journey through fostering or adoption
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.
Good Practice and Innovation for the Future
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.
A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
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.
Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors
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.
Tools, Techniques and Reflections for Building Practice Wisdom
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.
A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care
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.
A Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People
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.
A Practical Guide
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.
A Foundation for Practice
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.
Engaging Children and Parents
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.
The BASICS College Curriculum
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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