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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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Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilities

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This best practice guide provides a blueprint for managing seamless transitions between services for young people aged 16-25 with additional needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex health needs and sensory impairments.

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Facilitating Spiritual Reminiscence for People with Dementia

A Learning Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Putting research into practice, this book presents a practical guide to spiritual reminiscence with older people living with dementia. Clear, step-by-step instructions for planning and hosting sessions are accompanied by important information on what spiritual care actually is, and its importance in caring for older people with dementia.

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Voices of Grieving College Students and Young Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Grieving college students can often feel isolated and vulnerable, and may feel that no one else 'gets' what they are going through. With narratives from students who have lost a loved one and commentary from the authors, this book aims to provide guidance and support for bereaved students, as well as providing tips for those who seek to help them.

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The Princess and the Fog

A Story for Children with Depression

By Lloyd Jones; Illustrated by Lloyd Jones
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This vibrantly illustrated story is designed to be read with children aged 5-7 who are suffering from depression. Using metaphor and full of humour, it is a relatable, enjoyable and positive read for all. The book also includes a guide for parents and carers by clinical paediatric psychologists, Dr Melinda Edwards MBE and Linda Bayliss.

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The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia

Useful Stuff You May Not Learn at School

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by a dyslexic college tutor for dyslexic students, this book contains a wealth of tips and advice to aid successful learning. With ways to improve reading, writing, numeracy and organisational skills, this book offers solutions to common problems that will work with the dyslexic mind.

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Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This clear and accessible book presents key information about the anatomy and physiology of the human body for the music therapist, focusing on areas of particular relevance to their practice. This information is vital for both music therapy students and practitioners.

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Making Your Primary School E-safe

Whole School Cyberbullying and E-safety Strategies for Meeting Ofsted Requirements

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Primary school children are becoming as tech savvy as their older siblings, so there is increasing need to tackle e-safety and cyberbullying at a young age. This practical teaching resource for primary school staff outlines effective policy and practice and provides ready-to-use activities to help schools meet Ofsted requirements for e-safety.

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Crime and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Myths and Mechanisms

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Full of case studies, this book explores the importance of psychological theory and empirical research in understanding the involvement of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the criminal justice system. It discusses the establishment of intervention programs and calls for a review of forensic assessment for people with ASD.

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Are the Keys in the Freezer?

An Advocate's Guide for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Are the Keys in the Freezer? is an artful blend of practical advice and the compelling story of a family's search for the right care for their mother with dementia.

This well-researched book is a must-read for families in the US looking for resources and ideas about care facilities, hospices, finances and costs of ...

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Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition

An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and other Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a jargon-free introduction for parents, students and professionals which explains what ABA is, how it works and provides effective techniques.

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Integrating Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy

Yoga, Art, and the Use of Intention

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Yoga postures, meditation and art therapy-based techniques are combined in this innovative approach structured around targeting a specific treatment goal for each therapeutic session. For each goal, a mudra (hand position) meditation, yoga pose and art directive are recommended to embody the chosen intention.

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Keeping Your Adoptive Family Strong

Strategies for Success

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Essential reading for any family struggling with the reality of adopting a traumatized child. Contains friendly advice and useful strategies to help families tackle common difficulties and create a stable, happy family.

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A Practical Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Putting the Principles of the Act Into Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A practical guide for health and social care professionals on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, enabling more informed and effective practice.

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Art Therapy with Neurological Conditions

Foreword by Jackie Ashley; Edited by Marian Liebmann and Sally Weston
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Art therapists working with a range of ages and neurological conditions including epilepsy, dementia, Alzheimer's, acquired brain injury, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis, describe the effects of the conditions on clients' functioning and how different art therapy practices have transformed the rehabilitation process.

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Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) and Music Imagery Methods for Individual and Group Therapy

Foreword by Cathy McKinney; Edited by Denise Grocke and Torben Moe
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This edited volume systematically describes the major adaptations of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery which accommodate a variety of contexts and client groups. The international contributors, who each use these adaptations in their own clinical practice, provide theoretical and practical details of the approach used for their client group.

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Art Therapy with Physical Conditions

Foreword by Trevor Thompson; Edited by Marian Liebmann and Sally Weston
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

17 experienced art therapists explain what art therapy can achieve with physical conditions including cancer, debilitating syndromes such as M.E., physical conditions in combination with homelessness and learning disabilities, and children with chronic illness. They also cover the challenges and considerations when working with these groups.

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The Secrets in Their Eyes

Transforming the Lives of People with Cognitive, Emotional, Learning, or Movement Disorders or Autism by Changing the Visual Software of the Brain

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Problems with vision can cause practical, emotional and behavioral difficulties. The author shows how cutting-edge vision therapy techniques can immediately rectify these problems, by looking at the software of the eye to identify the underlying cause, and using visual management programs to ensure permanent results.

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Mindfulness for Carers

How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book shows how simple mindfulness techniques can help caregivers to manage the stress, anxiety, depression and burnout that too often accompanies the care of people with physical, psychological or emotional needs. The enjoyable mindfulness exercises will help caregivers to regain control and maintain a positive outlook.

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Helping Children Affected by Parental Substance Abuse

Activities and Photocopiable Worksheets

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Focusing on helping children and teenagers affected by parental substance misuse, this book brings together recent research and practical strategies to help young people overcome feelings of shame. Complete with ready-to-use worksheets, the activities in this book are ideal for use in group therapy sessions.

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Educating Children and Young People in Care

Learning Placements and Caring Schools

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Bringing together research and practice on the theme of the educational well-being of children in care, this book aims to help professionals to improve these children's potential for educational attainment.

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Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written for professionals, women on the spectrum and their families, this is a cradle to grave overview of girls and women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at each stage of their lives. The book explores how women with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, employment, sexuality, pregnancy and motherhood, and aging.

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Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make, Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Adoptees - now it's your choice!

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From Here to Maternity

Pregnancy and Motherhood on the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Advice for pregnancy and labour on the autism spectrum.

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Can I tell you about Peanut Allergy?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

By Sharon Dempsey; Illustrated by Alice Blackstock
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is a peanut allergy and why do people who have them have to be so careful? Danny explains it all in this friendly guide.

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Sisterhood of the Spectrum

An Asperger Chick's Guide to Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The inspirational guide to being an Asperger girl.

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Healing the Hidden Hurts

Transforming Attachment and Trauma Theory into Effective Practice with Families, Children and Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Providing an important insight into the positive and negative effects of early attachment experiences, this book explores its implications on physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and provides recommendations for best practice across a broad range of professional settings.

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Video Enhanced Reflective Practice

Professional Development through Attuned Interactions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This edited book presents the applications, theory and research behind Video Enhanced Reflection on Practice, a professional development tool which enables professionals and trainees to analyse their own practice to make more informed decisions about how to improve their communication, therapeutic or teaching skills in more problematic situations.

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Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity

Issues for All

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the relationship between dementia, culture and ethnicity, looking at the latest evidence and research to determine the impact of diversity on dementia care services. By examining the key issues and providing suggestions for change, this book shows how dementia professionals can provide culturally appropriate care for all.

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Assessing Adoptive and Foster Parents

Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity

Foreword by John Simmonds; Edited by David Howe and Joanne Alper
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Combining theory and practice guidance for professionals, this is the authoritative guide to assessing foster or adoptive parents.

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Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools

A Guide to Whole-School Strategies and Practical Support

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With steadily increasing incidences of self-harm and eating disorders among students and long waiting lists for specialised support, schools have a more active role than ever in supporting young people with these issues. This guide provides information and guidance on how to help students from whole-school policies to day-to-day strategies.

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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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Luna's Red Hat

An Illustrated Storybook to Help Children Cope with Loss and Suicide

By Emmi Smid; Illustrated by Emmi Smid
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Charmingly-illustrated, this storybook follows a girl called Luna, whose mother died a year ago. It is designed to be read with children aged 6+ who have been bereaved by suicide to help them cope with their difficult feelings. The book also includes a guide for parents and professionals by grief expert, Dr Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers.

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Flute, Accordion or Clarinet?

Using the Characteristics of Our Instruments in Music Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Covering 17 orchestral instruments and a range of client groups including children and adolescents, adults with learning disabilities, adult psychiatry and the elderly, this is the definitive resource for music therapists interested in using their first study instrument in their clinical practice, and is accompanied by illustrative case studies.

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Social Work with Troubled Families

A Critical Introduction

Edited by Keith Davies
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An introduction to the Troubled Families Programme (TFP) which explores the fundamentals of the approach in social work. It looks at its origins, implications and effectiveness as well as early intervention and family support in a broader context.

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Tackling Disability Discrimination and Disability Hate Crime

A Multidisciplinary Guide

Foreword by Sheila Hollins; Edited by Paul Giannasi and Robina Shah
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive multidisciplinary guide to disability discrimination and disability hate crime which explains what it is and how best to respond.

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Multifaith Care for Sick and Dying Children and their Families

A Multidisciplinary Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A practical guide to improve care for sick and dying children of different faiths and their families. Drawing on evidence-based research and practice, it discusses multi-faith daily, palliative, end of life and bereavement care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, hospices, schools and at home. The book also contains case studies.

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Believing You Can is the First Step to Achieving

A CBT and Attribution Retraining Programme to Improve Self-Belief in Students aged 8-12

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This easy-to-implement programme helps educational professionals to engage and motivate students aged 8-12 who are underachieving or have low self-belief. Based on techniques from CBT and AR, the workbook, games and activities in this programme teach students how negative and positive thinking can affect learning.

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Make Your Own Picture Stories for Kids with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

A DIY Guide for Parents and Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Ever wanted to create a picture story to help your ASD kid get through a difficult situation, but let your lack of artistic skills hold you back? That won't be a problem any more, with this step-by-step guide to creating simple picture stories that can be adapted for absolutely any situation, whether at home, in the classroom, or on-the-go.

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Person-Centred Thinking with Older People

6 Essential Practices

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Practical and accessible, this book pares person-centred thinking down to 8 essential practices, and gives real-life examples of how to use them in the care of older people. With useful ideas for learning what is important to each individual - and acting on it - this book shows how to help older people regain control of their care.

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Deep Play - Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children

Foreword by Shaun McNiff; Edited by Dennis McCarthy
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Contributions from a range of therapeutic disciplines demonstrate deep play's capacity to elicit real change in children and how they think about themselves and the world. Including techniques with deep sandboxes, clay and water, alongside case studies and theoretical grounding, this book establishes a new depth psychology approach for treatment.

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