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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.
Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges
Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behaviour, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
Mollie and her family help readers to understand what it is like to have ME/CFS and how it can affect their day-to-day family life. They explain what ME/CFS is and how it can affect people in different ways. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to this often misunderstood condition.
This is the story of Mouseweb International Department 29 (MI29), a worldwide network of mice monitoring human life and lending a paw to those in need. Agent Windsor Smith and his family are on a mission to help 13-year-old Lily Jane Watson. Can they successfully come to her rescue, or will they be defeated by a crafty gang of rats?
AutiPower! presents a series of candid interviews with adults on the autism spectrum and professionals who work alongside them that offers a unique insight into their work and life experiences. Through these inspiring accounts we hear how they have overcome life challenges and used their autism traits for success in the workplace.
A Handbook for Activity Coordinators and Carers
This handbook will empower carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance sessions with older people, including those who are wheelchair-bound or living with dementia. It covers risk assessment, preparing the venue and choosing props and music, and includes instructions for 20 dances drawn from a range of cultures and traditions.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is increasingly used by those providing services for people with intellectual disabilities. This book introduces CAT in practical, user-friendly language and guides readers on how to use the approach to inform their work and encourage positive change through the therapeutic relationship.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
Max invites readers to learn about Tourette's syndrome from his perspective, helping them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels like to have TS. He explains how people around him can help him to feel happy and accepted. This illustrated book will be an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
A Child's Guide to their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis
When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This beautifully illustrated picture book helps parents to explain autism to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way using clear language that speaks directly to the child.
A book for big brothers and sisters including those on the autism spectrum
This engaging illustrated children's book is ideal for preparing young children with autism for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Covering everything from trips to the hospital, what to expect when the baby arrives and the fun, family times to look forward to, this book is full of strategies for dealing with the changes to family life.
A Guide to Person-Centred Care
This is a comprehensive guide to providing excellent end of life care. It covers the pathway of care at the end of life, from initial conversations about end of life care and assessment and planning, to care in different settings, multi-agency care, and providing a good death. Case studies and reflective questions feature throughout.
A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists
This comprehensive guide for practitioners working in end of life care covers everything from the different roles in the multi-disciplinary care team, the stages that a patient at the end of their life experiences and the professional help needed at each stage and gives a complete grounding of the current climate and philosophy in end of life care.
Be Confident, Happy and Productive in Your Working Relationships
Do you worry that you aren't making the most of your co-working relationships? Most of us work with others every day and it's important these relationships run smoothly. Mindful co-working removes the pressure and stress from working relationships by helping workers become more attuned to their colleagues.
A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness
This useful handbook provides university faculty and staff with an overview of invisible disabilities, such as autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD and affective disorders, and facilitates an understanding of the unique needs of these students. Practical chapters provide ideas for adapting teaching methods and offering accommodations.
A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse
A comprehensive guide to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) that covers key issues salient to all professionals including the impact of IPSV, reproductive coercion, the physical and psychological indicators of IPSV, possible consequences of taking a case to court, and best practice service responses.
A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health Educators
This handbook guides the reader through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality to people with severe autism. It deals with when, what and how to begin the process and addresses girls' and boys' issues, as well as physical changes and menstruation, public and private sexual behaviours, sexual abuse and reporting inappropriate touching.
People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often struggle with change and this is magnified when it is part of their professional role to manage and lead change. Written by a business leader with Asperger Syndrome, this practical guide provides advice and strategies on coping with and implementing change in the workplace.
Theory and applications for therapists, counsellors and other helping professionals
This book takes a theoretical look at creative supervision, discussing the background, philosophy and creative technique, and demonstrates, through a series of chapters written by experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines, that creative approaches to supervision are applicable and beneficial across modalities.
An Introduction for Counsellors and Other Caring Practitioners
This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive guide to working with people experiencing grief, bereavement and loss. It covers theories and models of grief, essential skills and how to support people in practice. It is essential reading for counsellors, bereavement support volunteers, palliative care nurses, students and trainers.
An Insider Guide
Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger
Adolescent Volcanoes is an engaging and practical resource with a range exercises and to help adolescents deal with their anger and for their parents to understand and to help their child. Ideal for counsellors, teachers, parents and social workers working with adolescents.
Introducing Creative Solutions for Life
The Writer's Key introduces creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and personal and professional development. It provides strategies and inspiration for getting started, continuing despite hesitations and for getting the most out of writing, and includes success stories from personal and professional writers.
A Model for Integrated Therapeutic Care
Team Parenting is a unique model of supporting children in care which involves foster carers and professionals working together to create stable and therapeutic foster placements. This book describes the model's key principles and interventions and includes ideas that will inform and improve foster carers' and professionals' work in any setting.
Practical Guidance and Ready-to-use Resources
This practical resource is designed to support clinicians working with trauma exposed 8-18-year-olds. It outlines the principles of effective treatment and provides practical guidance for tailoring treatment to the needs of individuals. The featured worksheets and resources are designed to be compatible with evidence-based treatment models.
Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood
This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story ...
Theory and Practice
This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience, with 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives written by pioneers and leaders in their fields.
325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies
325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address how to maintain an open and healthy relationship with your child as they become independent adults, designed to foster understanding between family members and help the young person with issues such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and change.
A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours
Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum.
A Whole-School Approach
How can school counsellors become an integral part of school life? Drawing on a wealth of experience and psychotherapeutic theory, Nick Luxmoore shows how counsellors can provide an excellent service by working with staff and young people, contributing to the school's culture and making a difference to pupils, staff and the school as a whole.
It's not just their autism!
This book explores the relationship between mental health and ASD. Illustrating with case studies a wide range of mental health issues commonly found in autistic children, the authors go on to suggest practical strategies for parents and professionals to help ameliorate the difficulties which arise from these co-morbid mental health conditions.
Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support
This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members involved in kinship care, and covers issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, permanence and placement breakdown. It is essential reading for social workers, therapists, counsellors and psychologists.
My Book of Adopted Heroes
A children's picture book that tells the stories of famous and inspirational people, all of whom were adopted. Including Bo Diddley, Nelson Mandela and Marilyn Monroe, as well as inventors, athletes, a princess skilled in judo and fencing, and many more.
A Guide for Person-Centred Practice
Personalisation builds on person-centred care to focus on how people with dementia can have more choice and control in their lives, and be supported to be part of their community. This practical guide explains how to deliver personalised services and support for people with dementia through simple, evidence-based person-centred practices and tools.
How children (and frogs, dogs, flamingos and dragons) can use yoga relaxation to help deal with stress, grief, bullying and lack of confidence
This engaging picture book teaches an effective yoga relaxation technique that children can use anywhere and anytime to cope with anxiety, stress, grief, or bullying.
A Person-Centred Approach
There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
Harry invites readers to learn about what it is like to stutter from his perspective and how it affects his daily life and makes him feel. He explains techniques he has learnt that can help reduce his stuttering and describes how friends, family and those around him can help him feel at ease and reduce his stutter further.
Securing Special Education Services for Your Child
This book offers a unique approach to tackling problems arising in the IEP process and considers real life scenarios to explain the six question structure. This easily applicable process enables parents to determine their child's needs and obtain the required services through collaboration with school personnel in IEP meetings.
Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers
Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a training programme for those running parenting groups with adoptive parents and foster carers. Featuring a CD-ROM with practical, photocopiable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on understanding their fostered child and how to form healthy bonds of attachment with them.
There is a rapidly emerging and developing area of music therapy practice that uses electronic music technologies in a range of therapeutic and clinical settings to help clients with complex needs. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this edited volume explains cutting edge technologies and how to apply these tools in practice.
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