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.
A Practical Guide
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.
A Learning Guide
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.
Voices of Grieving College Students and Young Adults
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.
A Story for Children with Depression
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.
Useful Stuff You May Not Learn at School
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.
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.
Whole School Cyberbullying and E-safety Strategies for Meeting Ofsted Requirements
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.
Myths and Mechanisms
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.
An Advocate's Guide for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
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 ...
An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and other Professionals
This is a jargon-free introduction for parents, students and professionals which explains what ABA is, how it works and provides effective techniques.
Yoga, Art, and the Use of Intention
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.
Strategies for Success
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.
Putting the Principles of the Act Into Practice
A practical guide for health and social care professionals on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, enabling more informed and effective practice.
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.
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.
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.
Transforming the Lives of People with Cognitive, Emotional, Learning, or Movement Disorders or Autism by Changing the Visual Software of the Brain
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.
How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself
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.
Activities and Photocopiable Worksheets
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.
Learning Placements and Caring Schools
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.
Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age
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.
Adoptees - now it's your choice!
Transforming Attachment and Trauma Theory into Effective Practice with Families, Children and Adults
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.
Professional Development through Attuned Interactions
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.
Issues for All
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.
Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity
Combining theory and practice guidance for professionals, this is the authoritative guide to assessing foster or adoptive parents.
A Guide to Whole-School Strategies and Practical Support
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.
European Policy and Practice
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.
An Illustrated Storybook to Help Children Cope with Loss and Suicide
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.
Using the Characteristics of Our Instruments in Music Therapy
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.
A Critical Introduction
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.
A Multidisciplinary Guide
A comprehensive multidisciplinary guide to disability discrimination and disability hate crime which explains what it is and how best to respond.
A Multidisciplinary Guide
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.
A CBT and Attribution Retraining Programme to Improve Self-Belief in Students aged 8-12
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.
A DIY Guide for Parents and Carers
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.
6 Essential Practices
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.
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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