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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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Living with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disability

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author explores the impact of various genetic syndromes on children's lives. She describes conditions such as Down's Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome, discussing their practical implications for daily life and the physical and behavioural symptoms associated with them.

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Primary Care and Dementia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practice and training guide is written with the needs of health and social care professionals working with people with dementia in mind. The book is illustrated with case studies and includes a chapter on understanding and responding to the needs of the carer - such as access to information and support - and the effect on their own health.

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Creating a Safe Place

Helping Children and Families Recover from Child Sexual Abuse

Foreword by Mooli Lahad
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Highlighting the importance of a 'safe place' as the foundation of the healing process for those affected by child sexual abuse, this practical book details the factors that contribute to a secure therapeutic climate where recovery can take place.

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Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Their Experiences and Needs

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Older men may, like older women, be victims of abuse - yet there has been little in either research or service provision to reflect this. Drawing on in-depth interviews with twelve older men who have experienced abuse, Jacki Pritchard presents much-needed practical guidance for care professionals, managers and policy makers working with this group.

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Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by academics and practitioners from around the world, this is a comprehensive overview of the development of therapeutic communities and their benefits for treating drug users. Contributors describe how the model operates in the community, and how it has been modified to fit different settings, types of client and referral requirements.

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Supporting Parents of Teenagers

A Handbook for Professionals

Edited by Debi Roker and John Coleman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The parenting of teenagers has emerged as a key public, political and social concern in recent years and Supporting Parents of Teenagers meets the growing need for relevant resources and research findings in this area. This handbook provides a review of current policy developments, from crime and disorder legislation to youth offending teams.

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Lucy's Story

Autism and Other Adventures

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Born with Autism, Lucy could not understand much of what was said around her. As an adult she still barely speaks. But her ambition was to write a book. Through writing at high school she started to understand her own autism. She eventually came to type on a computer with no physical support to complete her BA (Hons) in Literary Studies.

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Tiny Bites

A Guide to Gastric Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The author outlines the practicalities of considering, undergoing and recovering from gastric surgery. It enable families and friends of sufferers to understand the problem better and people who are seriously overweight to recognize that they are not alone. It is an essential guide for health and social care professionals.

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Pediatric Dramatherapy

They Couldn't Run, So They Learned to Fly

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on a study conducted with chronically ill children, Pediatric Dramatherapy shows how children who are unable to verbalize their feelings or inner conflicts can do so through dramatherapy. The major sources of stress for chronically ill children are examined as they relate to situations within selected stories.

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Bibliotherapy for Bereaved Children

Healing Reading

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written to help bereaved children, this book enables them to heal themselves by reading fiction, a process termed bibliotherapy. Eileen Jones demonstrates how a well-chosen book can offer a personal encounter with characters who may have experienced similar emotions and how books can be read again and again to provide extended therapy for children.

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In and Out of Anorexia

The Story of the Client, the Therapist and the Process of Recovery

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Ayelet spent six years of her adolescence in and out of hospital, having been diagnosed as suffering from a severe anorexia disorder. Ayelet describes her personal experiences of the illness, the repeated hospitalisations and her ultimate recovery. The book outlines the importance of a good relationship between the client and the therapist.

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Writing Skills in Practice

A Practical Guide for Health Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book presents an overview of the development of writing skills for both students and practitioners in health care, offering information on all the main areas of writing practice in one volume. Clearly laid out with summary points, practical activities and checklists, it makes relevant information accessible for the busy health professional.

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Violence and Mental Disorder

A Critical Aid to the Assessment and Management of Risk

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Violence and Mental Disorder takes the debate about violence into new territory by increasing our understanding of the wide range of factors associated with the commission of violence. This comprehensive and critical review of the literature is intended for a broad audience, including clinicians, researchers and policy makers working in this area.

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Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Edited by Helen Orchard
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This much-needed book makes a major contribution to current debates on spiritual care in a health care setting. It engages theoretically and practically with the organisational context in which spiritual care is provided, the work of spiritual care givers and the social-cultural systems in which care is provided.

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Counsellors in Health Settings

Edited by Kim Etherington
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Focusing on the experiences of counsellors themselves, this book is a comprehensive resource for counsellors working in health contexts and for the health professionals who work with them, and may take on counselling roles, which will inform and improve their work.

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Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Focusing on the needs of children of substance misusing parents and the dilemmas faced by professionals working with them, this comprehensive book brings together for the first time theoretical and practice issues for all those involved with the crossover between responses to drug and alcohol problems and child welfare.

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Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book is a highly practical book that explains how best to help and support a child whose parent or carer has died. As well as offering valuable insight into the impact of death on children, the author provides practical guidelines for how teachers and parents can better support children through parental bereavement while they are at school.

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On Death, Dying and Not Dying

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In June 2000 Peter Houghton, a counselor in palliative care, was weeks from death due to cardiomyopathy. Then he was offered the chance to participate in a clinical trial. Six months later he was not only still alive, but planning a long distance walk for charity and writing this book about his experiences.

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Integrating Theory and Practice in Social Work Education

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This clear and instructive text gives practical advice on how to write better essays or assessments and give better presentations within social work. It shows how practitioners and students can apply theoretical considerations to practical social work and how they can articulate this connection in written or oral reports.

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Counselling the Person Beyond the Alcohol Problem

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical book shows how client-focused counselling can support problem drinkers seeking to develop and sustain a less alcohol-centred way of life. Supported by contributions from clients who have undergone counselling for alcohol reliance, this is a comprehensive for people working with those who have a problematic relationship with alcohol.

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Developing Good Practice in Community Care

Partnership and Participation

Edited by John Harris and Vicky White
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Drawing together theory and practice, this comprehensive resource presents guidelines for good practice in community care work. The contributors describe the planning and implementation of pioneering initiatives in the community, analyse their effectiveness and outline their practical implications in the light of the current legislative framework.

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Engaging with Fathers

Practice Issues for Health and Social Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Engaging with Fathers is written for the busy professional and avoids jargon. Each chapter contains summaries of the main points, examples of research, exercises, key issues to consider and suggestions for further reading. While developing practice with fathers, it remains firmly focused on what is best for children.

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A Teacher's Handbook of Death

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Teachers are increasingly called upon to discuss and explain death and dying to children in the classroom. This book provides them with methods to facilitate open discussions of death and to find suitable ways of talking with children about what happens when someone they know dies.

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A Teacher's Handbook of Death

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Teachers are increasingly called upon to discuss and explain death and dying to children in the classroom. This book provides them with methods to facilitate open discussions of death and to find suitable ways of talking with children about what happens when someone they know dies.

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Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children

Paths are Made by Walking

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this book parents who have chosen the home education option for their children on the autistic spectrum candidly relate their experiences: how they reached the decision to educate at home, how they set about the task, and their feelings about the issues raised by their actions.

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Access and Inclusion for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

'Let Me In'

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors explore the universal issues of access and inclusion in employment and education for children and young people with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. They describe the challenges they faced in establishing and running an Integrated Resource for these children within a mainstream secondary school.

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Of Mice and Aliens

An Asperger Adventure

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a science fiction novel for kids, with a difference. Ben is learning to cope with his newly diagnosed Asperger Syndrome. When an alien crash-lands in his back yard, the humorous parallels between the alien's inability to relate to humans and Ben's own idiosyncrasies highlight the difficulties Aspie kids face every day.

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Reparation and Victim-focused Social Work

Edited by Bryan Williams
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The contributors to this book bring together research material from the wide range of disciplines involved and present an overview of the information needed for effective practice. They examine the practicalities of reparation orders, family group conferencing, restorative cautioning schemes and the workings of youth offending teams.

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'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The contributors analyse the implications of social exclusion, offering suggestions for good practice in the allocation of housing for black and other ethnic minority groups. This book shows how racism and the shortage of housing workers from black and other ethnic minorities constrain the choices available to these groups.

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Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Blakemore-Brown uses the metaphor of the 'tapestry' to explain more clearly the interwoven nature of ASDs and ADHD. This book demonstrates how a deeper understanding of human development can lead to more appropriate early intervention and treatment plans for children with complex symptoms, helping them to lead more fulfilling lives.

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Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Practical Theology in a Multidisciplinary Context

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by significant researchers and practitioners within the field, this unique collection of key texts introduces the reader to practical theology. It critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimension of pastoral care has entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking.

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Studio Art Therapy

Cultivating the Artist Identity in the Art Therapist

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book presents a model of art therapy where the processes of art constitute the core of the model. It addresses how an arts-based approach can inform the therapist in all aspects of practice, from the conception of the work and the attempt to understand client needs to interacting with clients and communicating with others about art therapy.

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Beyond Madness

Psychosocial Interventions in Psychosis

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A major question facing therapists today is how to treat psychosis effectively while maintaining patients' dignity, self-respect and their psychological and social functioning. This book provides important and engaging accounts of the special personal and interpersonal care offered by the Arbours Crisis Centre and kindred facilities.

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Imprisoned Fathers and their Children

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

More than 125,000 children in the UK alone are 'sentenced' to separation from their imprisoned parents. This book draws on extensive research and experience to examine the effect this kind of separation can have on the emotional development of a child and on family relationships. They make suggestions for work with prisoners and families.

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Caring for a Child with Autism

A Practical Guide for Parents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Caring for a Child with Autism is an informative handbook in association with the National Autistic Society, written for parents with a recently diagnosed autistic child. This is a thorough introduction to autistic spectrum disorders, to be consulted time and time again as new questions arise.

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Healing Arts Therapies and Person-Centred Dementia Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Offering practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals, this book emphasizes the importance of putting the individual before the illness to provide holistic, person-centred support for people with dementia. The contributors show how music, dance and the visual arts can be used with person-centred care to promote wellbeing.

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Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores current and emerging interventions in forensic nursing and the care of the mentally disordered offender, with an emphasis on clinical practice and clinical competence. It explores the practical issues facing forensic nurses, such as environment and safety issues, as well as the possible emotional trauma of such a role.

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Planning Care for Children in Respite Settings

Hello, This Is Me

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book offers a new approach, centred on the child's abilities, to the planning of respite care provision. With its positive focus on emerging levels of independence in disabled children, the `Hello, this is me' model provides a method of assessing and planning care for children with a variety of needs.

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Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

By Lise Pyles; Foreword by Anthony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of a family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it clear that while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of their care and education.

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Learning to Practise Social Work

International Approaches

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This important and accessible book deals with current issues in practice teaching and learning in social work for practitioners, students and academics. Written from an international perspective, this book draws together the knowledge and experiences of those from different countries working in a variety of social work settings.

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