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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.
A Practical Manual to Coach Children and Young People to Success, Well-being and Fulfilment
Life coaching is a great way to help young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image. This practical guide to coaching young people aged 9-16 covers how it works, the benefits and how to do it. Fun activities with photocopiable worksheets to use in practice are included.
A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School
This book explains how colour coding can assist with communication, coping with change, understanding emotions, diversifying diet and reducing anxiety by helping children with autism to generalise lessons already learnt and creating clear visual categories. The CD-ROM provides printable resources to enable colour coding in the classroom and home.
A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free Updated Edition
Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this practical guide helps young adults with dyspraxia and those around them get to grips with the social, physical and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders. The new edition of this award-winning book includes an update from the author on how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult.
Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers
Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults and low self-esteem. This book covers the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online.
A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences
This practical sourcebook is full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage sensorimotor development in young children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. Activities are clearly described and the book explains how each activity promotes the development of particular skills.
Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child
Visual and direct in its approach, this book offers simple advice to help parents and carers capture the warmth and fun of forming secure, healthy attachments with children. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray guides you through the 'how to' of forming attachments, describing sensitive parenting activities that stimulate bonding and attachment.
A Guide to Making it Up As You Go
Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experience working at a high school for teens with autism to provide savvy advice to parents coping with the difficulties that arise when their child hits the troublesome teenage years. Discussion includes setting realistic expectations, encouraging independence, and helping teens cope with mental health issues.
Innovative Theory and Applications
Examining the cutting edge of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, this book gathers together unique insights into the future of the field from world leading psychotherapists. Covering recent innovations and emerging practical applications, this book offers new ideas for listening to the body in therapy.
Beyond the Talking Cure
This is a comprehensive introduction to Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy written by some of the world's most influential psychotherapists in the field. The book lays out the background and fundamentals of the approach, and looks at how Focusing has been integrated with other theoretical orientations such as attachment theory and existential therapy.
A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum
This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to clearly explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book also contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and train-themed coloring pages to help promote skill generalization.
An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth
Launching a mentorship movement within the autism community to help each other find success, this is an inspirational guide to life by Aspies for Aspies.
When Images Speak Louder than Words
The Moon Balloon® is here to take you on a journey through your feelings and help you let go of your worrying thoughts. With full colour illustrations, this updated and expanded edition has brand new activities to accompany the interactive story, helping children to explore and cope with their emotions.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia, letting readers know how he can be helped and supported by friends and family at school and home.
Creative Activities for Diverse Family Structures
With a whole host of activities to use with different types of family, this resource is an invaluable toolbox for working therapeutically with families. From divorced families to those with an incarcerated parent, the book includes guidance on the best interventions to use for different family types and a wealth of easy to use, creative activities.
An Evidence-Based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families
Presenting an evidence-based model for assessing children with disorganized attachment and their adult carers, this book outlines key indicators of child maltreatment and effective interventions for child protection workers.
Contemporary Approaches to Personal and Professional Development in Psychotherapy
Connecting to our inner lives using inner dialogue can foster self-development, healing and growth. With contributions from experts in their fields, this unique book looks in depth at ten major contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches, demonstrating how they work and how therapists have used them for personal and professional development.
200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing
Enjoying natural surroundings is an effective way to boost creativity, play and wellbeing in children aged 4-13. Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to cut down their screen time and reboot their connection with nature.
A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. It draws on the latest research in the field and offers practical information for those working with the older population.
Practical Applications for Counsellors, Therapists and Mental Health Practitioners
This book explains neuroscience discoveries in accessible, plain English and provides guidance on how to apply this knowledge to counselling practice in order to enhance understanding of clients' needs.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him.
A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People
This imaginative workbook is full of activities and strategies to build a positive body image. Using cognitive behavioural techniques, it shows how to banish negative thoughts and feelings and build self-esteem, positive beliefs and a healthy body image. Suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through alone or with a parent or practitioner.
A Workbook for Asperteens
Full of practical information, engaging activities, fun illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work to help teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder feel confident in their ability to get a job and encourages them to think about careers that might suit their skills and interests.
A Guide to Living in an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who is on the Autism Spectrum Second Edition
Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome (AS) or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your AS partner. Maxine Aston offers relationship advice that draws on over a decade of counselling experience.
How to recognise common sleep difficulties, choose the right treatment, and get you or your child sleeping soundly
Full of helpful information and practical advice, this comprehensive guide introduces the most common sleep issues in children with ASDs, describing both mainstream and complementary options for treatment, what is involved and the outcomes that can be expected.
A Professional's Guide to Culturally Sensitive Cognitive Training with Older Adults
Art therapy is a culturally sensitive method of enhancing cognitive performance. With online accompaniments and materials for use in sessions and workshops, this book combines research and practical resources to enable professionals to improve memory, mood and socialization in the ethnically diverse older population though therapeutic creativity.
This guide draws from legislation and research ethics committee procedures, to provide guidance for practitioners who are considering undertaking research projects. Embedded in 'real-life' experiences, it aims to inspire practitioners to become ethically-aware researchers, evaluators and participants.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
Debbie invites readers to learn about diabetes type 1 from her perspective, describing what it feels like to have high and low blood sugar levels and how she monitors them, and explaining what medication she has to take and when. She talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported.
Conversation Strategies for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech and Language Impairments
If your child finds talking to people a struggle, this is the book to get the conversation started.
In this hands-on guide, Heather Jones offers practical advice, born of experience with her own son, which will help you teach your child the principles of communication. Full of strategies and examples, it shows how you can ...
Evaluation has become a crucial tool in the development of arts therapy professions. This guide provides foundational frameworks for designing and implementing bespoke evaluation protocols, based on the authors' substantial experience of designing and realising evaluation projects, and running training workshops for arts and health practitioners.
A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation Through Effective Team-work
This practical guide provides much-needed guidance on person-centred working following the roll out of personalisation and personal budgets across health and social care. Straightforward and easy-to-read, it describes how to develop person-centred teams in health, social care, education and voluntary sector settings.
Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter
Full of simple and effective design ideas and tips for writing adoption portfolios, this is a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio that will present you in the best possible light and help the right birth-family to find and choose you.
Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home
This is the story of Baby Bear who lives in a home where the Big Bears have fights and arguments at night. A gentle therapeutic story to help children aged 2 to 6 years who have experience violence at the home to express and explore difficult feelings.
Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger Syndrome)
When things don't go our way, the Disappointment Dragon can come to visit and take us down to his home in the Valley of Despair…
Everyday Mindfulness Practices to Help You Tune in to the Present Moment
Whether due to anxiety or the comfort of routine, people with Asperger's Syndrome often find that they go through life on autopilot. This book provides advice and step-by-step exercises for adopting a mindful way of living to overcome difficulties and become more present in the moment. Exercises include breathing, yoga stretches and meditations.
A Handbook for ABA Practitioners
This ground-breaking resource demonstrates how genetic knowledge can influence our understanding of a child's behaviour and therefore inform their behavioural support plan. With expert advice and clear instructions, it shows exactly how to go about incorporating syndrome knowledge into ABA practice and start treating children with ...
A guide for friends, family and professionals
Sophie invites readers to learn about cerebral palsy from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is like use a wheelchair and communicate with assistive technology. She talks about different forms of cerebral palsy and explains that living with the condition can sometimes be difficult but there are many ways she can be supported.
Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families
How do you balance the needs of children, adults and their families when carrying out social work assessments? With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult problems and children's safety, this practical guide will help social workers generate high quality assessments that consider the well-being of both adults and children.
Writings About the End of Life
A collection of short stories and poems about death and dying. These moving and heartfelt pieces offer insights into the profound thoughts and emotions surrounding grief, bereavement, end of life and facing death. They offer readers the support of a shared experience, and the opportunity to open up about the difficult subject of death and dying.
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