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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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Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Fully Revised and Updated with DSM-5® Criteria Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Fully updated for DSM-5, the new edition of Ashley Stanford's bestselling book continues to offer invaluable relationship guidance to couples where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum. By exploring Asperger/ASD traits step-by-step, the book emphasizes the value of understanding and offers solutions that have worked for other couples.

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Empowering Therapeutic Practice

Integrating Psychodrama into other Therapies

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book considers the potential areas for creative interaction between psychodrama and other therapeutic schools with the aim of elaborating and enriching the therapist's professional practice. Each chapter presents a different model of integration, alongside a case study to illustrate its successful application in practice.

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Pretending to be Normal

Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Bestselling Aspie classic brought up to date.

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Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth

Developing Evidence-Based International Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Definitive and wide-ranging, this international review of therapeutic residential child care covers the latest research on how it works, how much it costs compared with the outcomes it delivers and how to deliver this effective form of care for the most troubled children in public care.

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A Place in My Heart

By Mary Grossnickle; Illustrated by Alison Relyea
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Charlie the chipmunk was adopted by a family of squirrels and he now wonders about his birthparents he has never met. Although this upsets him, he feels better after talking to his mother. Simple and charming this illustrated picture book is for children aged 2-5.

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Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Guide for Parents

Edited by Sue Ming and Beth Pletcher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical guide contains everything parents of a child with autism need to know in order to get the best medical care for their child and to play an active and effective role in that care. It contains accessible descriptions and explanations of autism and related conditions, diagnostic tests, conventional and complementary therapies, and more.

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Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Anger Gremlin is a naughty creature who loves to feed on angry feelings, and the angrier you get, the bigger he gets! Packed with fun, simple activities and games, it will help children aged 5-9 understand why they get angry and how they can control their angry feelings to make the Anger Gremlin go away. Suitable for parents and practitioners.

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Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Anxiety Gremlin loves to eat anxious feelings, and the more anxious you feel, the more he eats and the bigger he gets! Learn how to get rid of the Anxiety Gremlin with this fun workbook for children aged 5-9. It's packed with puzzles, games, colouring and drawing activities to help children understand their anxiety and how to control it.

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The KidsKope Peer Mentoring Programme

A Therapeutic Approach to Help Children and Young People Build Resilience and Deal with Conflict

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This creative programme trains young people how to mentor younger children, and provides outlines of therapeutic workshops and creative activities to use. Workshops cover issues such as bullying, conflict with parents, change and transitions, and photocopiable activities, such as games, role play and relaxation techniques, are provided.

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The Individual Service Funds Handbook

Implementing Personal Budgets in Provider Organisations

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The definitive guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs), this book covers both theory and practice, and makes recommendations for service provision, commissioning and policy. It includes helpful analysis of four organisations and partnerships that have introduced ISFs for people with intellectual disabilities, dementia and mental health issues.

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Anna Halprin

Dance - Process - Form

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book considers the creative work and therapeutic and pedagogical approach of Anna Halprin, a dancer, choreographer, and early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement. It looks at her 'Life/Art Process®' and the wider impact of her work across the fields of art, education, therapy and politics.

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The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This volume focuses on the core challenges faced by those with autism: cognitive, sensory, social and emotional.

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Tackling Selective Mutism

A Guide for Professionals and Parents

Foreword by Jean Gross; Edited by Benita Rae Smith and Alice Sluckin
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this definitive guide to selective mutism the latest research and understanding are consolidated in chapters from experts in the fields of speech therapy, psychology, music therapy and education and communication. It includes helpful information on the various treatment and therapeutic options with illustrative case studies.

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Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This accessible guide helps school staff members with the difficult issue of how to effectively listen and respond to pupils and staff in need of support. It covers questions such as 'what if I don't know what to say?', 'what if I don't have time?' and 'what about confidentiality?', as well as helping with issues such as bullying and self-harm.

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Teaching the Basics of Theory of Mind

A Complete Curriculum with Supporting Materials for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Social Difficulties Aged Approximately 5 to 9 Years

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A 12-week curriculum based on CBT for teaching Theory of Mind (ToM). Designed for use with children aged 5-9, who have been diagnosed with ASDs and related social challenges. Includes cut-out-and-use flash cards and worksheets.

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Eradicating Child Maltreatment

Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Intervention Across Services

Foreword by Harriet Ward; Edited by Arnon Bentovim and Jenny Gray
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Examining whether it's possible to eradicate child maltreatment, this book draws on on global research and evidence-based practice across health, social welfare and education. It describes a range of current approaches to prevention and early intervention and presents the case for a public health approach to overcoming child maltreatment.

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The Autism Fitness Handbook

An Exercise Program to Boost Body Image, Motor Skills, Posture and Confidence in Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A new edition of a popular program by a well-known autism fitness specialist, this book contains a wealth of innovative exercises to boost body image, motor coordination, posture, muscular and cardiovascular fitness and overall health and wellbeing in children and teens on the autism spectrum, and is ideal for use at home or at school.

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Self-Care for the Mental Health Practitioner

The Theory, Research, and Practice of Preventing and Addressing the Occupational Hazards of the Profession

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Dr. Alfred J. Malinowski explores the importance of self-care in the field of psychotherapy in this authoritative book. He examines the role of the therapist, how the nature of the profession can lead to decreased psychological well-being, and discusses self-care strategies and techniques to help practitioners maintain psychological health.

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The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This volume covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues.

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Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth

Developing Evidence-Based International Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Definitive and wide-ranging, this international review of therapeutic residential child care covers the latest research on how it works, how much it costs compared with the outcomes it delivers and how to deliver this effective form of care for the most troubled children in public care.

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Can I tell you about Anxiety?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A simple, introductory guide to anxiety to understand why it happens and how it feels physically and emotionally.

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Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke, explaining what a stroke is and how family members, carers and friends can help support someone with the various challenges they may face after having a stroke. This illustrated book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who's had a stroke, from child to adult.

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Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the essential guide to FASD - the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD.

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Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Improving the writing skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an important factor in helping them to make a smooth transition from high school to the increased expectations of university. This book offers practical guidance and writing exercises for educators to use to help students to get their thoughts and knowledge down in writing.

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Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement

Theory and Compassionate Practice

Foreword by Owen Barr; Edited by Sue Read
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This authoritative edited text looks at how diverse and complicated experiences of loss can be for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). It discusses current theory, practice issues in health and care settings, and specific considerations for children, individuals with autism, those in forensic environments, and those facing their own death.

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Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis as an adult can be a difficult but liberating process. Full of useful information and personal insights, this book details the stages of late diagnosis, from self-identification to acceptance. It discusses mental health issues that can arise, supports that are available and strategies for the future.

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Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting

By Kim Golding; Illustrated by Julia McConville; Foreword by Steve Killick and Dan Hughes
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Imaginative and practical, this guide reveals the therapeutic potential of using stories in counselling with traumatized children aged 4-16. It includes sample stories and advice on adapting them, as well as invaluable tips for planning stories and life story work, and for storymaking with children.

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Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Unpack My Heart with Words

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Drawing on the author's work with young asylum seekers and refugees, this book explores how literature can be used to help children and young people who have been victims of violence overcome their experiences and regain self-worth. It covers all aspects of implementing the therapy, including the theory behind it and practical advice.

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Changing Offending Behaviour

A Handbook of Practical Exercises and Photocopiable Resources for Promoting Positive Change

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Covering must-know theory and packed with photocopiable practical exercises that work, this is an essential guide to rehabilitation theory and practice for professionals to use in direct work with offenders. All the exercises are culturally aware and designed for maximum flexibility to meet different needs and learning styles.

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The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law

What every parent and professional needs to know

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This ground-breaking book explores the problems that can arise surrounding the autism spectrum (ASD), sexuality and the law. Covering everything from how the ASD profile can affect sexual development to information about current laws, it is essential reading for parents of children with ASD, and mental health and legal professionals.

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Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults

Evidence for Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact on older people's wellbeing and valuable guidance on how to tailor MBSR programmes to meet the particular needs of this group.

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How We Think About Dementia

Personhood, Rights, Ethics, the Arts and What They Mean for Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Providing a much-needed accessible overview of the complex philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, this book explores current thinking around the concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature of palliative care, shedding new light on their implications for the caring professions.

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The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An easy to read, easy to use introduction for teachers and school support staff which gives practical advice on how to help children with attachment difficulties in school.

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Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes

How it Works in Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Through clear practical examples, this book demonstrates how Individual Service Funds can dramatically improve the quality of life of people with dementia living in care homes, showing what works and what doesn't, how to deal with difficulties and setbacks and describing the person-centred planning tools needed to implement the approach.

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Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Resource Book

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Brimming with innovative ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem, this fully updated and expanded new edition of Deborah M. Plummer's popular resource is an indispensable aid to those working with adolescents and young adults. The easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets are suitable for work with individuals and with groups.

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Executive Function "Dysfunction" - Strategies for Educators and Parents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

From bestselling author Rebecca Moyes, this book is the perfect primer for parents and educators of children with executive function difficulties. Rebecca describes what the executive functions are, how executive function difficulties may manifest, and offers a wealth of strategies for supporting children with these difficulties at home and school.

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What's Happening to Tom?

A book about puberty for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This simple picture book follows Tom as he begins puberty. Designed to be read with boys with autism or other special needs, it provides the perfect starting point for parents and carers to discuss changes including new hair growth, deepening voice and wet dreams.

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Tom Needs to Go

A book about how to use public toilets safely for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this picture book, we join Tom as he is out and about and needs to use a public toilet. It provides parents and carers with the opportunity to teach boys and young men with autism and other special needs how to use urinals and cubicles safely and to understand the social etiquette.

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Things Tom Likes

A book about sexuality and masturbation for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A simple picture book to teach boys and young men with autism or other special needs about masturbation and when and where it is appropriate. It also helps to introduce the concepts of public and private and to establish ground rules.

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Can I tell you about Eating Disorders?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson; Illustrated by Fiona Field
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Alice invites readers to learn about how anorexia nervosa affects her daily life, and introduces Beth who has bulimia nervosa, Sam who has selective eating problems, Francesca who has functional dysphagia and Freddie who has food avoidance emotional disorder. They explain why they find food difficult and how their conditions are different.

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The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

From breathing exercises and pressure holds to noise-reducing headphones and gum, this illustrated book is packed with simple strategies and tools to help children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years to stay cool, calm and in control.

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Eat to Get Younger

Avoiding the Inflammazone for a Healthier, Happier Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Outlines the links between inflammation and poor health and provides an action plan for avoiding this precursor to most age-related, degenerative diseases.

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Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

By Sue Cornbluth; Foreword by Nyleen Shaw
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In Building Self-Esteem in Children Who Are Adopted or Fostered Dr. Sue offers useful advice and outlines proven techniques for those supporting children aged 7+ to help them grow up to be confident and successful.

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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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Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Taking Play Therapy out of the Playroom and into Natural Environments

By Alison Chown; Foreword by Sara Knight
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A therapist's guide to the theory and practice of incorporating the outdoors and natural world into play therapy. The frameworks for practice are grounded in research and include adaptations for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex social, emotional and behavioural problems, and parent child attachment work.

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Attachment, Trauma, and Healing

Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children, Families and Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Clear and authoritative, this is a comprehensive overview of attachment theory, covering how attachment issues manifest and the authors' unique treatment models, 'corrective attachment therapy' and 'corrective attachment parenting'. This updated edition incorporates advances in child and family psychology that have occurred since the first edition.

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LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions through group LEGO building. It fully explains the approach and gives advice on strategies for successfully seeing children through from 'LEGO Helper' to 'LEGO Genius'.

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Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Clinical guidelines for group work with children and adolescents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive handbook provides adaptable assessment and documentation processes for social skill development in music therapy group sessions for children with developmental disabilities. It also includes a CD-ROM of forms and tools, as well as songs that help to facilitate social interaction.

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The Elephant in the ADHD Room

Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Targeting boredom as an emotion that drives ADHD behaviours, this book presents a range of practical suggestions for treating boredom alongside ADHD for patients and clients ranging from young children to older adults. These can then be incorporated into schoolwork, jobs, relationships and everyday life to improve overall concentration and mood.

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Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

By Louis Sydney, Elizabeth Price, and adoptionplus; Foreword by Kim Golding
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The authors outline a model for managing contact to make it more purposeful and increase its potential for therapeutic benefit.

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