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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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Bion and Group Psychotherapy

Edited by Malcolm Pines
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Wilfred Bion's synthesis of the approach of classical psychoanalysis based on the individual with that of group dynamics has been of enduring influence. The contributors to this volume examine his theories and demonstrate that a later generation is still actively working with the implications of Bion's writings.

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Practical Approaches to Dramatherapy

The Shield of Perseus

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Practical Approaches to Dramatherapy is derived from the authors' experiences of working with dramatherapy in a range of different situations. It focuses on the flexibility of the applications of dramatherapeutic principles.The book provides a comprehensive account of the history, theory and practice of drama and its therapeutic use.

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The Psyche and the Social World

Developments in Group-Analytic Theory

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this examination of the legacy of Foulkes, the theoretical foundations of group psychotherapy are applied to a range of groups, including family therapy, institutional dynamics and educational therapy. Contributors include distinguished group analysts, such as Pines and De Mar, and junior analysts selected for their original thinking.

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Listening to Young People in School, Youth Work and Counselling

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This accessible book captures the reality of young people's experiences, their relationships and the things that are important to them. Using in-depth examples from his many years' experience, Nick Luxmoore outlines a creative approach that will enable professionals to respond appropriately to the complex needs of young people.

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Mediation in Context

Edited by Marian Liebmann
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Drawing on their own experiences as mediators, the contributors to this book discuss the benefits and drawbacks of mediation and use case studies to illustrate how mediation works in practice. This book provides a comprehensive overview of mediation as well as containing useful information and advice for anyone involved in mediation.

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Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Relevance, Dismissal and Self-Definition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Most books on psychoanalysis, its theory or its process, are packed with abstract, esoteric lingo that's fars away from how people feel or express themselves. This one is different in that it's of the "she-said" variety, and at the same time presents a pot full of insight about patients that really rings true.

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Choosing a Groupwork Approach

An Inclusive Stance

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How do you choose an appropriate approach for working with each different group you come across? Grounded in systems theory, Oded Manor's model provides a framework that bridges the gap between overly prescribed schemes that do not always meet clients' needs, and open ones that fail to provide sufficient details about practice.

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Bulimia Nervosa

A Cognitive Therapy Programme for Clients

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written for those who either suffer from or come into contact with bulimia nervosa, this book will be an invaluable source of support for all those who wish to understand and to change their behaviour. It provides a framework for understanding what maintains the disorder, why it has developed and a step-by-step programme to aid recovery.

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Art Therapy and Computer Technology

A Virtual Studio of Possibilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Cathy Malchiodi reviews the hardware and software most pertinent to art therapists and demonstrates how the Internet can be used to conduct research and establish links with other art therapists. She also discusses the ethical and legal issues of communicating online, particularly the confidentiality and copyright of data.

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Psychodrama with Trauma Survivors

Acting Out Your Pain

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The contributors provide evidence of how psychodrama can be used to create paths of change for even the most severe traumatization and they also discuss the possible transmission of trauma patterns across generations. The book documents the impact of trauma and explores the development of treatment, providing models of experiential treatment.

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Music Therapy in Dementia Care

Edited by David Aldridge
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Drawing on the diverse research and considerable personal experience of contributors from around the world, Music Therapy in Dementia Care takes a comprehensive look at music therapy as a means of improving memory, health and identity in those suffering from dementia - particularly the Alzheimer's type.

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Including the Person with Dementia in Designing and Delivering Care

'I Need to Be Me!'

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Including the Person with Dementia in Designing and Delivering Care shows how we can adapt everyday interpretive skills to root service design and care delivery in the concerns and expectations of people with dementia. This book will be an invaluable resource for all those involved in the planning and provision of support for people with dementia.

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The Changing Shape of Art Therapy

New Developments in Theory and Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Including contributions from some of the leading art therapists in Britain, this book addresses the key issues in the theory and practice of art therapy. The fundamental significance of the art in art therapy practice permeates the book, close attention being paid by several writers to the art-making process and aesthetic responses.

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Confidentiality and Mental Health

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

People experiencing mental health problems may need to be able to present and explore deeply disturbing thoughts and actions in a safe environment. This book will enable professionals to meet both the needs of clients and the demands of society through a responsible and thoughtful understanding of the significance of confidentiality and disclosure.

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Creation Stories of the Middle East

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive study explores the region's 'forgotten' narratives, myths and traditions. Drawing on stories from Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Syria-Palestine and Persia, Wasilewska shows how these narratives of creation, destruction and rebirth reach to the very roots of the Biblical and Quranic Genesis.

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Anorexics on Anorexia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Recovering sufferers of Anorexia Nervosa describe in their own words their personal experiences of this illness, providing not only support for fellow sufferers but also invaluable insights for the families of sufferers and for carers and professionals.

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Confidentiality and Mental Health

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

People experiencing mental health problems may need to be able to present and explore deeply disturbing thoughts and actions in a safe environment. This book will enable professionals to meet both the needs of clients and the demands of society through a responsible and thoughtful understanding of the significance of confidentiality and disclosure.

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A Century of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Group Analysis

A Search for Integration

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book argues for the integration of medical and psychoanalytic models of the workings of the mind, and applies an integrated approach to psychiatric practice and psychotherapy. Sandison looks at the seminal ideas of key figures such as Freud, Jung and Foulkes and shows how they have transformed the way people perceive themselves and society.

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Law, Rights and Disability

Edited by Jeremy Cooper
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive volume assesses the relationship between legal rights and disability and the effect of law, legal process and third party professional intervention on the lives of people with disabilities. The contributors, who are all either academics or other professional experts in their field, write in a jargon free accessible style.

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Transition and Change in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Edited by David May
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book presents the lives of people with intellectual disabilities as a series of transitions and offers us a view of the world that is as complex as any other. The contributors have extensive research experience in this field and provide a comprehensive review of their research, drawing out the implications for policy and practice.

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Research in Social Care and Social Welfare

Issues and Debates for Practice

Edited by Beth Humphries
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This important book explores the links between research, evidence-based practice and policy in social care. Basing their chapters in case-study material, the contributors examine the issues arising from qualitative and quantitative methodologies, critique orthodox views of ethics and offer examples of innovative social research methods.

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Blue Bottle Mystery

An Asperger Adventure

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a fun-filled fantasy story for children with a difference: the hero is Ben, a boy with Asperger Syndrome. When Ben and his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard, they little realize the surprises about to be unleashed in their lives.

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Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything

Kenneth's Book

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Kenneth Hall was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of eight. He is in a unique position to describe some of the inner experiences and perceptions of autism in childhood. He has a warm and positive attitude to AS which other children will find inspiring. Insights, struggles and joys are recounted vividly in a frank and humorous way.

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Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook

An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical manual will enable people diagnosed with AS and high functioning autism to deepen their self-understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals. Through self-assessment, the reader is encouraged to explore of their employment history, and identify the work best suited to their personal needs, talents and strengths.

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Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home

A Parent's Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the problems children with NLD may face, and provides strategies for parents to help them cope and grow, from preschool age through their challenging adolescent years. The author provides solutions to the everyday challenges of the disorder, from early warning signs and self-care issues to social skills and personal safety.

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My Social Stories Book

Illustrated by Sean McAndrew; Edited by Abbie Leigh White and Carol Gray
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The now-classic approach to teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum contains over 150 stories that take children step by step through basic activities and difficult experiences, from taking a bath to goint to school for the first time.

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A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is the GF/CF diet? Does it work? What's it like to go on it? In this user guide to the gluten and casein free diet, Luke Jackson, who is 12 years old and has Asperger Syndrome, tells you everything you need to know - both good and bad.

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Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

Of Falling Sparrows

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the first book focusing on the spirituality of people with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing on verbal and non-verbal narratives, Isanon explores the individual's struggle to come to terms with his or her humanity, and the spirituality of those who can neither reflect upon, nor express, their own life experiences.

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Social Work and Dementia

Good Practice and Care Management

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A practical resource written specifically for social care professionals working with people with dementia and their families, this book gives guidance on person-centred good practice throughout the care process from the initial diagnosis, through day care, respite care, long-term care, and death and attachment.

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Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Looking at the possible remedies available, such as tinted glasses, nutritional supplements and exercising, and considering the benefits of early identification of dyslexia, this book will be an essential practical resource for both the parents of, and the professionals who work, with people with dyslexia.

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Communication and Mental Illness

Theoretical and Practical Approaches

By Jenny France and Sarah Kramer; Foreword by John Cox
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book is for improving understanding of individuals with mental illness. It offers theoretical knowledge of the methods of communication commonly adopted by individuals with a variety of diagnoses of mental illness and how information about communication can influence service provision, ending with suggestions for future policy and practice.

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Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults

Edited by Jacki Pritchard
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a practical and trans-disciplinary guide for professionals working with vulnerable adults, who include the frail elderly, those with mental health problems or physical disabilities, learning disabilities or serious physical illness. The contributors address key problems and dilemmas in working to protect these groups from abuse.

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Making Music with the Young Child with Special Needs

A Guide for Parents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this new edition of her well-established book, Elaine Streeter helps parents and carers to learn not only how they can add to a child's fun, but also how they can engage a child in interactive communication at a level the child can make sense of - one of the most rewarding things anyone can do.

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Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services

Foreword by Al Aynsley-Green; Edited by Wendy Rose and Harriet Ward
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Examining the assessment of need in children's services this book addresses the full spectrum of practice, policy and research developments in the field. The contributors show how needs assessment in children's services can be used to tackle problems such as low achievement, and social exclusion at both individual and strategic levels.

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Immigration Controls, the Family and the Welfare State

A Handbook of Law, Theory, Politics and Practice for Local Authority, Voluntary Sector and Welfare State Workers and Legal Advisors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this comprehensive handbook Steve Cohen examines the law, including the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act, as it applies to the relationship between issues of welfare, immigration control and refugee status, giving pointers for good practice. The practical application of the law is illustrated with a wealth of case studies.

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Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A Roadmap

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autism spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial, and share their practical and original strategies.

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A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Women in Transition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Bulimia nervosa involves interpersonal, social and societal factors as well as the cognitive, developmental and behavioural aspects that have been the focus of much professional intervention to date. The author shows how people seeking to understand and emotionally support women with this problem need to be able to work with all these dimensions.

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Beginning Research in the Arts Therapies

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors hold your hand and give you plenty of hints and tips while you prepare your funding proposal or research project. They help you think about your title, structure your research questions and aims, and prepare to collect, organize and analyze your research data. This book makes arts therapies research fun and absorbing.

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Geronticide

Killing the Elderly

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Drawing on a variety of historical, contemporary, anthropological and literary sources, this book considers the present day debates about the sanctity of elderly lives and the question of euthanasia. The book shows that killing the elderly, voluntarily or involuntarily, has been a feature of many societies, from the primitive to the present day.

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Breaking Autism's Barriers

A Father's Story

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Few books about autism have been written from a father's perspective. None so effectively walks the reader through each moment of a family's experience. It is an honest, direct account from a father's point of view of bringing up a child with autism, and the pressures and pleasures this brings to him, his wife Jae and his daughter Jessica.

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