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UBC Press proudly distributes Jessica Kingsley Publishers in Canada. A selection of JKP titles are available on our website. Find their full list at jkp.com. Canadian orders placed on jkp.com will be filled by our warehouse, UTP Distribution, and charged in Canadian dollars.


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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Working Towards Independence

A Practical Guide to Teaching People with Learning Disabilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors describe, in non-technical language, the application of behavioural psychology to the teaching, care and development of adults with learning disabilities. It is the first text which provides both a theoretical background and well described examples for practical, hands-on work specifically with adults.

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Movement Activities for Children with Learning Difficulties

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book offers a variety of movement activities, in the form of games and skills, for all those involved in educating children through movement. Written primarily for those working with children with learning difficulties, the practices can be adapted and modified to accommodate a wide range of ability.

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Growing Up with a Chronic Disease

The Impact on Children and Their Families

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The presence of a chronically sick or handicapped child in the family places considerable physical and emotional strain on parents, healthy siblings, and even extended relations. This book, drawing on theoretical and practical sources, acknowledges the potential for distress involved in caring for a sick child but also emphasizes the coping ...

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How and Why Children Hate

A Study of Conscious and Unconscious Sources

Edited by Ved P Varma
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

We all hate from time to time, but children hate more than adults. The contributors to this book discuss how to recognise and handle hatred in a practical way. Their different perspectives enable the reader to obtain a comprehensive picture of available models and management approaches to children's primitive hatred.

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How and Why Children Fail

Edited by Ved P Varma
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors explore the reasons for a child's failure from a range of disciplines. Topics covered include social influences as well as emotional, physical and psychological factors. This book, by an international team of experts in the field, is a rare search for answers to the question why and how children fail.

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Ageing, Independence and the Life Course

Edited by Sara Arber
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

`It is impossible in a short review to do justice to all those individual contributions, most of which are interesting in their own right Whilst this book is likely to be of particular interest to gerontologists looking for recent developments in approaches to ageing, many of the chapters also address policy issues related to care, housing ...

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Ageing, Independence and the Life Course

Edited by Sara Arber
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

`It is impossible in a short review to do justice to all those individual contributions, most of which are interesting in their own right Whilst this book is likely to be of particular interest to gerontologists looking for recent developments in approaches to ageing, many of the chapters also address policy issues related to care, housing ...

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Music Therapy in Health and Education

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The twenty-two chapters of this international book reflect the breadth and scope of music therapy practice in the world today. Divided into two areas - clinical practice and research - sections have been ordered according to the chronological ages of the subjects, the dominant presenting problem of the client group, or the approach employed.

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Handbook of Inquiry in the Arts Therapies

One River, Many Currents

Edited by Helen Payne
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The first book to embrace all the arts therapies, this is a ground-breaking examination of the effects of arts therapies interventions in health, education, community and social services settings. It is written by specialists addressing themes which are relevant to all arts therapists exploring the relationship between research and practice.

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Child Abuse and Child Abusers

Protection and Prevention

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on both research and practice, this book provides a comprehensive picture of the success, fairness and significance of child protection services for children, parents and individuals. It approaches the problem of child abuse from the various perspectives of those affected (abused children and young people, parents and professionals).

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