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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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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 3-5 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Beginning Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 3-5 years key basic skills such as imitation, visual spatial awareness, expressive and receptive language skills, and basic skills of daily living.

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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Advanced Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The first comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching older children and young people with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 7-22 years key advanced skills such as organisational skills, advanced self-care skills, complex academic and vocational skills and advanced skills for daily living.

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He’s Always Been My Son

A Mother’s Story about Raising Her Transgender Son

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An uplifting and supportive memoir of one family’s journey raising a transgender son, from birth through to adulthood.

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Katie Careful and the Very Sad Smile

A Story About Anxious and Clingy Behaviour

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This therapeutic children’s book is about Katie Careful, who hides her negative feelings behind a smile.

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Charley Chatty and the Disappearing Pennies

A Story About Lying and Stealing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This therapeutic children’s book is about Charley Chatty, who steals money to try to buy friends.

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How to Understand Your Gender

A Practical Guide to Exploring Who You Are

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the ultimate gender diversity bible, explaining how gender works so people can better understand gender identity, roles, and expressions.

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Rosie Rudey and the Enormous Chocolate Mountain

A Story About Hunger, Overeating, and Using Food for Comfort

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This therapeutic children’s story is about Rosie Rudey, who learns how to cope with compulsive behaviour caused by attachment issues.

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The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a visual depiction of what dyslexia is, and how children and their parents can embrace it.

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Nurturing Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood

A Practical Guide to Understanding Brain Development and Young Children’s Behaviour

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An understanding of brain development can help early years practitioners to better nurture personal, social and emotional development in children. This book explains recent research and theory in easy-to-understand terms and explores how this knowledge can be used to support the needs of young children.

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Portrait Therapy

Resolving Self-Identity Disruption in Clients with Life-Threatening and Chronic Illnesses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explains the theory and practice of portrait therapy, an original art therapy intervention. It reveals how the intervention can be used to address a 'disrupted' self-identity, which is common in people with life-threatening or chronic illness and is characterised by statements like 'I'm not the person I used to be'.

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Advanced Methods of Music Therapy Practice

Analytical Music Therapy, The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, and Vocal Psychotherapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book compares and contrasts four methods used in conjunction with music therapy: The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, Analytical Music Therapy and Vocal Psychotherapy. It reveals their impact on the development of music therapy as a profession and speculates on the future of these advanced methods.

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Art Therapy in Private Practice

Theory, Practice and Research in Changing Contexts

Edited by James D. West
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is an essential handbook for art therapy students and art therapists considering private practice. It provides insight into the range of approaches, clinical settings, ethical issues and professional considerations when working in private practice and gives advice on common hurdles, such as establishing boundaries and maintaining self-care.

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The Asperger Teen’s Toolkit

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

These tried-and-trusted ideas will help teens with Asperger’s tackle difficulties and thrive.

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Callum Kindly and the Very Weird Child

A Story About Sharing Your Home with a Different Child

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This therapeutic children’s book is about Callum Kindly, who has to learn to live alongside a child who has attachment issues.

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I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach

A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This mother’s memoir of suicide loss will help readers reflect on their own experiences of grieving.

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The Recovery Letters

Addressed to People Experiencing Depression

Afterword by Tom Couser; Edited by James Withey and Olivia Sagan
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This anthology of inspirational, heartfelt letters, written by people recovering from depression, is addressed to those who are currently affected by it.

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Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom

Theory and Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

As part of preparation for the classroom, it's key for trainee teachers to understand the emotional needs of students. This book provides a clear introduction to emotional development and attachment, offering advice and guidance from a diverse range of professional perspectives including psychology, health and education.

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Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills

The Stepping Stones Curriculum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This step-by-step programme enables children and young people with motor coordination difficulties to master basic skills and develop their sporting ability. Activity worksheets provide instruction on how to complete incremental exercises building up to the achievement of a specific activity, such as climbing, riding a bike and playing football.

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Creating Inclusion and Well-being for Marginalized Students

Whole-School Approaches to Supporting Children’s Grief, Loss, and Trauma

Edited by Linda Goldman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An overview of the loss, grief, trauma and shame that marginalised students encounter and the effects on personal learning and success. Covering a range of issues faced by young people, the analyses of case studies suggest means for change with strategies for effective practice.

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Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14–17-Year-Olds

The Autism Works Now!® Method

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Teaching young people with autism workplace skills while they are still school-aged is essential for helping them get jobs once they are ready to enter employment. This ready-made curriculum does exactly that, with a structured program for teaching groups of students aged 14-17 vital pre-employment skills, from interviewing to networking.

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Can I Tell You About Loneliness?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What does it mean to be lonely? Jan explains all in this illustrated guide for ages 7+.

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Observation in Health and Social Care

Applications for Learning, Research and Practice with Children and Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

One of the key skills in effective health and social care is accurately identifying and assessing the client's needs. This theoretically informed guide will show you how to enhance and apply these pivotal observation skills in a variety of challenging health and social settings with children, families and adults.

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Art Therapy Across Cultural and Race Boundaries

Working with Identity

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a practical guide to using art techniques and exercises in therapeutic intercultural work. Drawing on her own experiences of working in post-Apartheid South Africa, the author gives guidance on overcoming misunderstandings, resistance to therapy, and language barriers.

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Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work

Developing Trauma-Informed Practice for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Edited by Richard Rose
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores different ways of carrying out life story work, a method which helps traumatized children question and resolve issues from their past. Using the experience of practitioners based in a range of settings, it provides a useful overview of the latest developments in the field.

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The Moral Heart of Public Service

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A collection of essays and lectures showing how to revitalise the search for moral goodness in public life today

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Can’t You Hear Them?

The Science and Significance of Hearing Voices

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A fascinating synthesis of traditionally competing theories to help understand and explain the phenomenon of hearing voices.

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A Sad and Sorry State of Disorder

A Journey into Borderline Personality Disorder (and out the other side)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An encouraging and insightful account of learning how to live with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Listening to Young Children, Expanded Third Edition

A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This fully updated expanded book explains how to use the Mosaic approach, a practice that instils the importance of listening to children's life experiences. It shows how to use it in a variety of settings, outlines the future directions of the approach, offers case studies and also covers working with vulnerable children.

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New Developments in Expressive Arts Therapy

The Play of Poiesis

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With contributions from well-known, international arts therapists, this collection considers the development and expansion of the field of expressive arts. It covers new theoretical concepts and practice introduced in recent years and reflects on their relevance to the fields of therapy, education, research and social and ecological change.

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Music Therapy for Multisensory and Body Awareness in Children and Adults with Severe to Profound Multiple Disabilities

The MuSense Manual

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book introduces the MuSense program, which gives music therapists guidance on how to effectively provide music therapy to individuals with profound and multiple disabilities (PMD). Providing numerous case studies and practical information on how to structure sessions, it is a must read for music therapists

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Self-Control to the Rescue!

Super Powers to Help Kids through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

These self-control strategies and exercises for children will help them manage and regulate the emotional challenges faced in daily life.

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Minnie and Max are OK

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An illustrated storybook to help children aged 3-7 develop a positive body image.

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Understanding OCD

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Adam Lewin and Eric Storch
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Guidance for parents and professionals on understanding and managing childhood OCD.

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Okay Kevin

A Story to Help Children Discover How Everyone Learns Differently

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis

A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Practical advice for adults with a new diagnosis of autism Level 1, and for friends, family, and those working with ASDs.

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My Book of Feelings

A Book to Help Children with Attachment Difficulties, Learning or Developmental Disabilities Understand their Emotions

By Tracey Ross; Illustrated by Rosy Salaman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A picture book for children aged 5+ who struggle to understand and manage their emotions.

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Is It OK to Ask Questions about Autism?

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

First-hand, in-depth answers to the most common questions asked by children about autism.

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Lisa and the Lacemaker

The Graphic Novel

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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God-Curious

Exploring Eternal Questions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Why study theology? Stephen Cherry explores theology’s appeal for curious minds.

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All Birds Have Anxiety

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A bird-filled introduction to living with anxiety disorder.

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