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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 2016, JKP was awarded Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year by the British Book Industry Awards.

In 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born.

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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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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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How to Create Kind Schools

12 extraordinary projects making schools happier and helping every child fit in

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Kidscape, a national charity that works to prevent bullying and promote inclusion, this book tells the story of 12 innovative projects that schools across the UK are running which help to promote inclusion, tolerance and kindness and tackle issues such as homophobia, racism and truancy.

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The Obsessive Joy of Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Julia Bascom shares a rare insight into the absolute joy of intense autistic obsessions and stimming. She explains why some experiences are so rich, vibrant, and all-consuming that they set her heart racing, shedding new light on an often-misunderstood aspect of autism.

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I am an Aspie Girl

A book for young girls with autism spectrum conditions

By Danuta Bulhak-Paterson; Illustrated by Teresa Ferguson; Afterword by Tony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Girls with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often quite different from boys with an ASD. In this fully-illustrated, colour storybook, Lizzie, an 'Aspie Girl', talks about all the things she and other girls with Asperger Syndrome sometimes find difficult, and all of the things that make them special.

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The Forgiveness Project

Stories for a Vengeful Age

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Stories of forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Healing for Adults Who Grew Up in Adoption or Foster Care

Positive Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Challenges

By Renee Wolfs; Foreword by Marlene van Steensel; Translated by Kate Eaton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Positive and practical, this guide is designed to offer a route to recovery from grief and loss after adoption or long-term foster care.

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A Pony in the Bedroom

A Journey through Asperger's, Assault, and Healing with Horses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Despite rape, homelessness, anorexia and severe post-traumatic stress disorder after a violent attack, Susan Dunne turned her life around and set up a pony therapy business. Susan shares her painful journey, and how her connection with horses sparked the healing process and helped her to cope with lifelong difficulties associated with autism.

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Integrative Art Therapy and Depression

A Transformative Approach

By Vibeke Skov; Foreword by Arthur Robbins
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A new integrative approach combining art therapy and Jungian psychology to treat depression. The theoretical foundation, clinical methodology and procedure are detailed alongside case studies from the author's extensive research and practice. She also lays out her research methodology and discusses the implications of this clinical approach.

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The Music of Being

Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Alison Levinge explains the approaches of four child development theorists and explores how they apply to and inform the practice of music therapy. The focus is on D.W. Winnicott whose infant theory is influenced by the medium of music and resonates with the central aspects of music therapy.

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The Dyspraxic Learner

Strategies for Success

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book offers key strategies for teaching dyspraxic learners in secondary and tertiary education. With practical teaching resources, covering key areas such as literacy, numeracy, memory and study skills, this book shows teachers how best to approach the physical and psychological needs of students with dyspraxia.

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The Growing Up Guide for Girls

What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This charmingly illustrated guide for girls is full of facts and advice about growing up, puberty, body image, friendship, crushes and more! Written in literal language and addressing sensory issues, safety, and social skills throughout, it offers an ideal introduction to the teenage years for girls with autism aged 9 to 14.

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The Growing Up Book for Boys

What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This growing up guide for boys is full of facts, tips and colour illustrations explaining puberty, body image, hygiene, friendship, crushes and more! Written in literal language and addressing sensory issues, safety, and social skills throughout, it offers an ideal introduction to the teenage years for boys with autism aged 9 to 14.

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That's So Gay!

Challenging Homophobic Bullying

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is homophobic bullying and what do you do about it? Are you eager to challenge homophobic name-calling in your school? This is a practical guide to dealing with homophobic bullying in all its guises, working with those who bully and supporting those who are bullied. A matter-of-fact resource to help create safer, more inclusive environments.

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Can I tell you about Depression?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A simple, introductory guide to depression to understand how it feels and how it can affect family life.

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Leading Good Care

The Task, Heart and Art of Managing Social Care

By John Burton; Foreword by Debbie Sorkin
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written for the hard-pressed manager of social care, Leading Good Care cuts through the obstructions of red tape and procedures to focus on task, role and practice. Managers will discover in this book understanding, inspiration, confidence and the authority to lead their service.

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A Short Introduction to Helping Young People Manage Anxiety

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book tells you everything you need to know about anxiety, its many causes and types, and associated disorders such as depression and self-harm. Case-studies help to show the effect of anxiety in real-life situations, and also provide useful tips and advice to help young people manage their symptoms.

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An Asperger's Guide to Public Speaking

How to Excel at Public Speaking for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

People with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) often excel at public speaking, but there are key elements that they can find challenging. This book explains how to master public speaking with advice on preparation, delivery, gauging your audience, and surviving post-speech social events - all addressed from a unique Asperger perspective.

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Can I tell you about Eczema?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Julie Collier; Illustrated by Anthony Phillips-Smith; Foreword by Margaret Cox
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Helen invites readers to learn what eczema is and how she deals with having itchy and inflamed skin on a daily basis. She explains how different creams, ointments and other treatments can help her skin to feel better and lets readers know about other ways she can be helped and supported. Ideal for children, parents, friends, teachers and nurses.

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Spiritual Care in Practice

Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy

Afterword by John Swinton; Foreword by Christina Puchalski; Edited by George Fitchett and Steve Nolan
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Revealing the richness and depth of understanding that chaplaincy brings to direct work with patients, these in-depth case studies and critical responses from other chaplains and healthcare professionals give insight into spiritual carer-patient work in a range of settings and the vital work of chaplains in the healthcare team.

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Spiritual Accompaniment and Counselling

Journeying with psyche and soul

Foreword by Elaine Graham; Edited by Peter Madsen Gubi
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This collection considers how spiritual accompaniment and counselling can inform each other to improve therapeutic relationships and the spiritual dimension of care across professions.

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The Common-Sense Guide to Improving the Safeguarding of Children

Three Steps to Make A Real Difference

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book presents a simple and direct three-step approach for developing effective safeguarding practice, providing structured guidance for frontline managers and practitioners.

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Autism from Diagnostic Pathway to Intervention

Checklists to Support Diagnosis, Analysis for Target-Setting and Effective Intervention Strategies

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book provides professionals in multi-disciplinary teams with four photocopiable checklists, designed to assess social and communication skills of children on the autism spectrum, while also providing a framework for planning interventions. Accessibly written background theory and case studies give worked examples of how to use the checklists.

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What Color is Monday?

How Autism Changed One Family for the Better

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Carrie's son Jack sees days of the week as colors, has an astounding memory for birthdays, and is terrified of dogs - he also has autism. In this moving memoir, Carrie shows the realities of daily life parenting a family of five and supporting her son's special needs giving us a fascinating view into Jack's unique mind and a family built on love.

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See You in Court, Second Edition

A Social Worker's Guide to Presenting Evidence in Care Proceedings

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Fully updated to cover the latest developments in the law and procedure, See You in Court provides accessible guidance for social workers on how to to serve children's best interests throughout the court process.

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What's Happening to Ellie?

A Book About Puberty for Girls and Young Women with Autism and Related Conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This simple picture book follows Ellie as she begins puberty. Designed to be read with girls with autism or other special needs, it provides the perfect starting point for parents and carers to discuss changes including new hair growth and menstruation.

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A Sky of Diamonds

A Story for Children About Loss, Grief and Hope

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A storybook with in-built strategies to help children cope with the death of a loved one.

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Alex and the Scary Things

A Story to Help Children Who Have Experienced Something Scary

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A storybook to help children who have experienced trauma to deal with their emotions and learn coping strategies.

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