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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.
For the first time, this comprehensive book tells occupational therapists everything they need to know about sleep and sleep disorders. With contributions from experienced OTs, each chapter includes essential scientific knowledge, research and case studies to give OTs new understanding on how they can help patients suffering from sleep problems.
A book about sexuality and masturbation for girls and young women with autism and related conditions
A simple picture book to teach girls and young women 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.
What Every Teacher Needs to Know
A quick reference guide to Asperger syndrome (ASD) in the classroom, Kathy Hoopmann's handbook is ideal for busy teachers. It covers all the key problem areas, such as meltdowns, explains them from the student's perspective, and provides strategies for how to manage them and create the best environment for the child.
Practical Techniques for Early Intervention
When someone is suspected of being violent towards their family, the onus often falls on the victim to keep the children safe. This practical handbook turns the attention back to the cause of the problem, by helping practitioners to engage with perpetrators, to make safety-focussed interventions and motivate them towards seeking more in depth help.
A Self-Help Guide Using CBT
Award-winning author Lee Wilkinson's new book presents strategies derived from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, adapted specifically for adults with autism, to help them overcome anxiety, depression and other mental health difficulties and improve their psychological wellbeing.
The Essential Guide to Getting out of the Maze
This essential and accessible guide to the legal entitlements of children and young people with special needs explains the new system of Education, Health and Care Plans which replaces the Statement of Special Educational Needs. It provides essential information for parents about how the system works, what they can expect, and how they can appeal.
Full of advice and support, this book is an honest account of one family's experiences of raising a child with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA). It includes strategies to help manage PDA behaviours, information on obtaining diagnosis and raising awareness, and explanations to help readers gain a better understanding of the condition.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
In this illustrated guide Issy invites readers to learn about PDA, a part of the autism spectrum, from her perspective, helping them to understand how it causes her to find simple, everyday demands very stressful. Issy tells readers (aged 7 upwards) about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her.
A book about how to use public toilets safely for girls and young women with autism and related conditions
In this picture book, we join Ellie as she is out and about and needs to use a public toilet. It provides parents and carers with the opportunity to teach girls and young women with autism and other special needs how to use public toilets safely and to understand the social etiquette.
Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula
This book is full of activity ideas and projects to teach children and teens aged 5+ social skills, anger-control strategies, conflict resolution, positive thinking, and more.
Assessing Risk and Developing Safety Plans
Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful gives professionals clear and effective advice, safe care plans and strengths based methods on how to deal with children and young people who display inappropriate signs of sexual behaviour.
A practical guide to positive behavioural interventions for children and young people
Discussing a variety of de-escalation and behaviour management strategies, this book offers practical guidance on using non-physical and physical interventions to support children (aged 3-18) on the autism spectrum or with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, and to keep them and others safe.
Building Positive and Empowering Relationships
The social support someone receives or has access to plays a vital role in their mental health and wellbeing. This accessible book examines the nature of social support and how it can be enhanced, focusing on relationships between service users and supporters. This is an important book for mental health professionals, social workers and students.
An Expressive Arts Therapy Approach
Through a series of case studies looking at the use of play and the arts in therapeutic work with children and their parents, Ellen G. Levine draws out the guiding principles and practices of expressive arts therapy and discusses the themes that regularly emerge in sessions with children and their families.
Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis in Performing Arts Education and Creative Arts Therapies
The Moving Researcher offers a complete approach to Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, detailing the original method, exploring recent developments and examining its applications. With contributions from internationally renowned professionals at key institutions, this book covers all concepts taught as part of the Certificate of Movement Analysis.
A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals
An authoritative, engaging training resource for professionals working with people of different cultures, designed to deepen understanding of culture and mental health. It comprises a book and 150-minute film for individual or group learning.
A CBT and ACT Activity Resource Book for Helping Anxious Adolescents
Teen Anxiety is a practical manual to help teens cope with and deal with anxiety. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), it includes full guidance for professionals as well as 60 activities to use with young people. Scaling questions for assessment and graphs to track progress are also included.
An Eclectic Approach with Art Therapy, CBT and DBT Based Techniques
A rich assortment of 284 exercises grounded in evidence-based principles of art therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, to suit a variety of clientele, including those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, all designed to raise self-esteem – a crucial foundation of wellness.
The award-winning PEARL programme has been proven to dramatically increase the wellbeing of people with dementia living in care homes. This concise and accessible guide describes the key criteria of the programme, and explains how dementia care practitioners and managers can implement them in their own care homes to achieve excellence.
Hitting the Ground Running
This book gives social workers everything they need to know to succeed in the workplace as they move from student to newly qualified worker. Easy to read and practical it tackles the key challenges they are likely to face.
A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals
A straight-talking guide to helping disabled people fulfil their sexual lives, covering sexual needs, difficulties disabled people experience and communication. How professionals can support disabled people with sex is covered, and a chapter on the law is included. Essential reading for practitioners working with or supporting disabled people.
Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Written for professionals and parents, this book offers employment strategies to support individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) into fulfilling and long-lasting careers. It provides a primer on how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and teaches coaching techniques to help with jobhunting and workplace challenges.
The Syndrome and Its Implications for a Neural Theory of Behavior by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.
With updates from some of the best-known names in the autism field, Bernard Rimland's seminal work on autism theory is made available for a new generation of readers in this anniversary edition.
Principles into Practice
What factors affect mental health and well-being on a societal and individual level, and how can mental health be enhanced through effective prevention and intervention? This book sets out key strategies, and case studies demonstrate principles in practice. Essential reading for mental health and public health professionals and students.
Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them
What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed.
A Simple Exercise Program to Improve Motor Skills at Home and School Revised Edition
Brought up to date with new lesson plans and an extra stage to the programme, the expanded edition of this practical book explains Geoff Platt's simple, step-by-step exercise regime to help children with dyspraxia overcome their symptoms.
Enjoying special interests together
Jasper loves collecting shiny things but his parents worry about his unusual hobby until they find a way to embrace it as a family. This fun storybook will encourage readers to be more accepting of difference and will resonate particularly with children on the autism spectrum, their friends and family.
Down to Earth Advice From One Parent to Another
A must-read for any parent or carer of an OCD child, Sanders talks with honesty and humour about her son's illness, providing practical advice and insight. She covers everything from getting a diagnosis and what to expect in therapy, to how to cope with panic attacks, how it might affect the rest of your family and how you might feel as a parent.
The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between
Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan.
A Manual for Using the Experiential Focusing Method
Elfie Hinterkopf explains how the Experiential Focusing Method enables counselors and spiritual directors to integrate the spiritual dimension in their counseling effectively and provides practical information for its application.
The BASICS College Curriculum
This practical college curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder teaches independence, social, and study skills that empower the student and enable academic success. An ideal textbook for ASD college programs or for student self-study, this curriculum provides hands-on help in the areas that students with ASD need it most.
Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks
The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child.
Standing in My Shoes
Wide-ranging, authoritative and grounded in the expertise of people with intellectual disabilities, this book offers an authentic account of the challenges those with intellectual disabilities face in their relationships and sex lives across the globe and explores what society needs to do to respect their rights.
The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Identity
Written for counsellors and therapists working with children aged 5-11, as well as adoptive parents, this workbook is designed to help adopted children explore identity. It is one of a set of five interactive therapeutic workbooks featuring The Adoption Club, written to address key emotional and psychological challenges adopted children.
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