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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.
This it the fully-updated edition of a concise guide to understanding dementia, its symptoms, and treatments.
A Practical Guide
A practical guide to delivering Forest School methods to people with autism - both children and adults - with advice on how to adapt activities to make them more inclusive. Includes tips on how to set up a Forest School, safety issues and how to gather resources.
A Guide to Boundaries, Joy, and Meaning
This book explores the characteristics, challenges, and benefits of being introverted or highly sensitive with advice and suggestions for happiness in our sociable world.
A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Autism as a diagnosis rarely occurs in isolation and around 10-25% of people with autism have an additional medical condition, such as learning disabilities or epilepsy. This authoritative yet easy to use book provides both parents and professionals with the information they need to diagnose, and then manage these further conditions.
Applying Psychology, Psychotherapy and PIE to Homelessness and Complex Needs
This timely book provides a framework for practice for professionals developing and running psychologically-informed services to meet the needs of socially excluded people with complex needs. It covers theory and practice from a psychodynamic perspective and provides practical interventions and case studies.
A Guide to Safeguarding and Support
Hoarding and self-neglect are estimated to be a factor in 20% of social workers' cases when working with older people or adults with mental health issues. This guide introduces the patterns of self-neglect and how challenging they can be to identify with practical strategies for assessment, intervention and further support.
The Essential Guide for Early Years Practitioners
With large numbers of children starting school unprepared, this book gives vital guidance on understanding, assessing and ensuring school readiness. It includes a wide range of practical ideas to assist early years professionals in planning learning experiences that will help to prepare children for the transition to school.
Getting to the Heart of Practice
Updated and revised edition of the highly successful guide to relationship-based practice in social work. It communicates the theory using illustrative case studies and offers a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals.
Enhancing Engagement and Learning in the Classroom
The authors' years of experience working with students with autism have helped them develop nine effective cognitive and language strategies for enhancing their engagement and learning in the classroom. This book includes tips for using each strategy, plus reasons why they work, as well as sample goals for regulation and a 'cheat sheet' overview.
Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Dementia Care
This is an introductory guide for teaching students and practitioners how to develop their core skills in the care of people affected by dementia. It offers bite-sized pieces of information which makes the material easy to access and relate to practice. This jargon-free guide will be invaluable for anyone studying or practicing dementia care.
Strategies for Success in School and Beyond
Learn how to use positive momentum to address common behavioral issues in the classroom and beyond. The strategies in this book show how to get long-term results, with illustrative case examples and downloadable resources for tracking progress. It also offers advice for working with children with special needs.
Dyadic Forgiveness and Energy Shifts in Restorative Justice Dialogue
This major and original research project shows how restorative justice dialogue works, and highlights the role of forgiveness within it. Based on interviews of victims who went through Victim Offender Dialogue, it looks at how energy shifts in dialogue between offender and victim can lessen the toxicity associated with the crime.
A Guide for Parents
This book offers essential guidance to parents of transgender and non-binary teens to help them support and understand their children. It alleviates common concerns parents have and gives advice on hormones and surgery, use of pronouns and how to transition socially. It also includes sample family letters, case studies and further reading.
Practical Advice for College Counselors and Educators
College students with autism can face many difficulties in adult life that can be overlooked as they strive for academic success. This book shows how college counselors and other staff can support students with autism in their everyday life, taking into consideration relationships, mental health, and independent living skills.
This accessible interdisciplinary guide shows helping professionals how to achieve effective, therapeutically informed care for refugees. Using three core principles across four key stages of a refugee's experience, it's the essential tool for professionals helping refugees to recover and integrate in their host country.
Rich in case studies, practical activities and downloadable resources, this is a beginner's guide to how values are formed and developed in varying professional contexts across health and social care services. It invites the reader to reflect on their own values, and on how these define the quality of the care they deliver.
Crossing the Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust
This edited collection shows how religions can support and promote peace-building. By analysing religious sources and real-life examples, it demonstrates how religious institutions can cross the boundaries of prejudice in conflict situations, to encourage peace-making.
A Support Guide
Evidence-based practice and specific interventions are described in order to address the growing rate of mental health issues in older adults in care. This professional support guide for psychotherapists, counsellors and carers explains how to approach and work with this specific demographic along with integrated case studies.
An essential introduction which shows you how to work in solution focused ways with people in all stages of adulthood, including those with illness, mental disability and emotional trauma. It includes example activities that can be used to guide service users to use their own strengths to realize their personal goals.
A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals, Third Edition
A fully updated version of the successful second edition, this book provides an accessible introduction to child mental health, covering the nature, prevalence, treatment and management of mental health problems in children and young people.
Manifestos for the Future of RE
A manifesto for a new model of religious education (RE) in the UK national curriculum. It sets the context of the current religious climate and need for reform in RE, and gives suggestions for the future development of the topic in schools.
A Quick Start Kit – Including Online Resources
This is a how-to guide to implementing a program of restorative peer mediation in schools. Using a proven approach to conflict resolution, this manual trains students to solve conflicts in the schoolyard and classroom by understanding peacefulness and restoration. A must-have resource for schools wishing to foster a culture of restorative justice.
Integrating the Expressive Arts and Ecotherapy
This book integrates the fields of expressive arts and ecotherapy to present a nature based approach to expressive arts work. It highlights attitudes and practices in expressive arts that are particularly relevant to working with nature, including cultivating an aesthetic response to the earth and the relationship between beauty and sustainability.
This book explores the links between autism and substance abuse, providing information, awareness and analysis. It brings together current research, including studies linking the perseverative traits in autism to addiction, and personal accounts, like the statement of a self-declared 'Aspie' that daily drinking helped to stave off social anxiety.
This accompanying guide to Sometimes Noise is Big shows what everyday life is like for a child on the autism spectrum and the types of sensory issues they experience. It offers simple explanations of the issues and advice on how to help children with autism with common sensory difficulties.
A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 4-7 Years
A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 150 Intermediate Skills
A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 4-7 years key intermediate skills such as comprehension of abstract language, academic skills, advanced social and play skills, and emotional and behavioral regulation skills.
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