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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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An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Sleep and Sleep Problems

Foreword by Michael Iwama; Edited by Andrew Green and Cary Brown
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Things Ellie Likes

A book about sexuality and masturbation for girls and young women with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Asanas for Autism and Special Needs

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This how-to handbook gives parents, teachers, and yoga instructor’s step-by-step instruction to teach yoga poses to a child with autism or other special needs.

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What to Feed an Asperger?

How to go from three foods to three hundred with love, patience and a little sleight of hand

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Autistic Logistics

A Parent's Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Tantrums, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Life-saving advice to make home a calmer and happier place for families with autism.

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The Essential Manual for Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in the Classroom

What Every Teacher Needs to Know

By Kathy Hoopmann; Illustrated by Rebecca Houkamau
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Engaging with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Practical Techniques for Early Intervention

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum

A Self-Help Guide Using CBT

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Special Needs and Legal Entitlement

The Essential Guide to Getting out of the Maze

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome - My Daughter is Not Naughty

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie; Illustrated by Jonathon Powell; Foreword by Judith Gould
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Ellie Needs to Go

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

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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The Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful

Assessing Risk and Developing Safety Plans

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and De-escalation Strategies

A practical guide to positive behavioural interventions for children and young people

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Improving Mental Health through Social Support

Building Positive and Empowering Relationships

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Play and Art in Child Psychotherapy

An Expressive Arts Therapy Approach

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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The Moving Researcher

Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis in Performing Arts Education and Creative Arts Therapies

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Culture and Madness

A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Teen Anxiety

A CBT and ACT Activity Resource Book for Helping Anxious Adolescents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Raising Self-Esteem in Adults

An Eclectic Approach with Art Therapy, CBT and DBT Based Techniques

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers, Second Edition

Hitting the Ground Running

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Supporting Disabled People with their Sexual Lives

A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Infantile Autism

The Syndrome and Its Implications for a Neural Theory of Behavior by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Promoting Public Mental Health and Well-being

Principles into Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Creating Stable Foster Placements

Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

A Simple Exercise Program to Improve Motor Skills at Home and School Revised Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Jasper and the Magpie

Enjoying special interests together

By Dan Mayfield; Illustrated by Alex Merry
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Parenting OCD

Down to Earth Advice From One Parent to Another

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan.

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Integrating Spirituality in Counseling

A Manual for Using the Experiential Focusing Method

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Independence, Social, and Study Strategies for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The BASICS College Curriculum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Unique insight into the challenges of being a woman, wife and mother with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Shorts

Stories about Alcohol, Asperger Syndrome, and God

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Insightful, warm-hearted and hilarious stories from a recovering alcoholic woman with Asperger’s syndrome.

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Preparing for Adoption

Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks

By Julia Davis; Foreword by Hugh Thornbery
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Sexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Standing in My Shoes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Love and Mayhem

One Big Family’s Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

John DeGarmo describes the highs and lows and complete chaos of his family life with foster children.

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Who We Are and Why We Are Special

The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Identity

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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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