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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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Working with Schizophrenia

A Needs Based Approach

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on a tried and tested needs-based approach it begins by looking at the present 'state of play' in society's approach to schizophrenia, and the experiences of both sufferers and their families. It goes on to identify the needs raised by such experiences and considers ways of meeting them, before detailing methods of intervention.

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Coding the Therapeutic Process

Emblems of Encounter: A Manual for Counsellors and Therapists

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This volume first published in 1978 is a manual of visual display systems which offers various forms of notation for recording a patient's kinship network, his living conditions and life events alongside his clinical history. It also indicates ways of recording inner and outer world phenomena.

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Professional Engineer in Society

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors describe the skills and background knowledge the effective engineer will need and go on to describe the historical development of the engineering profession, with particular reference to the UK but also in comparison with the French and German experiences. Assignments, exercises and study questions are set at the end of each chapter.

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Art Therapy in Practice

Edited by Marian Liebmann
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

There is increasing interest in the use of the arts generally, with disadvantaged people of all kinds/ New ways of working are being developed all the time, and art therapists are pushing out the boundaries as they do this. This book describe what actually happens in art therapy in a variety of contexts, as practised by particular art therapists.

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Storymaking in Education and Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book contains myths and tales from all over the world which are grouped around seven themes. The authors suggest ways in which these myths and tales can be used to develop our imagination's unique voice through educational and therapeutic encounter, and how this expression can be communicated to others who are engaged in the same task.

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Dimensions of Evaluation in Higher Education

Report of the IHME Study Group on Evaluationin Higher Education

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book addresses primary issues in evaluation in an international, a national and a long term perspective. The essays demonstrate that arguments about the nature and techniques of evaluation must entail far broader considerations than those often promoted by policy makers.

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Storymaking in Bereavement

Dragons Fight in the Meadow

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this book the author reflects on the processes of grief and more than 50 folk tales are included. The ancient stories vividly convey mankind's struggle with death and loss, the despair and hope, with bitterness and love. The use of stories in therapy is explained, specifically bereavement counselling through storymaking.

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Shakespeare Comes to Broadmoor: The Actors are Come Hither - The Performance of Tragedy in a Secure Psychiatric Hospital.

Edited by Murray Cox
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Between 1989 and 1991 several of Shakespeare's tragedies were performed in the central hall of Broadmoor Hospital. This book sets these important events on record. It offers insights into the impact of such drama, in such a setting, upon actors and audience.

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Dramatherapy with Families, Groups and Individuals

Waiting in the Wings

Edited by Sue Jennings
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book - by one of the leaders in this exciting and relatively new field - is the first to present a working framework for dramatherapists, social workers, family and marital therapists, and others conducting groups. This framework primarily deals with dramatherapy in non-clinical settings such as family centres and residential children's homes.

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Six Theories of Child Development

Revised Formulations and Current Issues

Edited by Ross Vasta
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The respective authors are some of the leading developmental scholars of this time, and are also major proponents of the theoretical traditions they address. An excellent text for senior undergraduates and graduate students and a worthwhile addition to the library shelf of any serious student of developmental psychology.

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