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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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Interventions With Bereaved Children

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The scope of this book covers the many possible approaches to working with bereaved children. The contributors draw on their wide-ranging experience of working with bereaved children to examine a variety of methods and settings in which a child can find relief after bereavement.

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Good Grief 1

Exploring Feelings, Loss and Death with Under Elevens: 2nd Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Good Grief has been designed to explore and demystify the experience of loss - in different contexts - within the framework of the National Curriculum. Suitable for all professionals, carers and parents, Good Grief 1 facilitates the use of children's own experiences and encouraging improvisation and extension.

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Good Grief 2

Exploring Feelings, Loss and Death with Over Elevens and Adults: 2nd Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Good Grief has been designed to explore and demystify the experience of loss in different contexts within the framework of the National Curriculum. Primarily designed for mixed ability secondary and adult education, Good Grief 2 will also be invaluable for many other statutory, professional and community organisations.

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The Cradle of Violence

Essays on Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Literature

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This collection of essays focuses on the unconscious roots of human behaviour in a range of settings: the consulting room, the small group, the workplace, the therapeutic community and the GP's surgery. The author observes that in violence there is an attack not only on the victim, but on the perpetrator's own universe of meaning and value.

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Child Play

Its Importance for Human Development

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive book explores theories and practice of play. It suggests that media influences have a profound effect on behaviour, and by stressing the importance of understanding play as a chart of development, and drawing links between home, school, clinics and therapy, he offers the prospect of an understanding of delinquency and difficulty.

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Parenting Teenagers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on more than twenty years' experience, this very level-headed text is intended for all who have to deal with the needs of adolescents. Strategies are developed for problem solving and helping the teenager build self-esteem, responsibility and independence while at the same time keeping the carer's sanity.

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Forensic Psychotherapy

Crime, Psychodynamics and the Offender Patient

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Widely regarded as the definitive work on forensic psychotherapy, this major compendium is now published in paperback in one volume.This compendium of forensic psychotherapy brings together the contributions of over sixty authors and covers all aspects- both theoretical and applied- of this currently crystallizing field.

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The Group as Poetic Play-Ground

From Metaphor to Metamorphosis: The 1990 S H Foulkes Annual Lecture

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This lecture explores some aspects of creativity, metaphor and language which are common to the worlds of group analysis and poetry/drama.

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Developments in Short-term Care

Breaks and Opportunities

Edited by Kirsten Stalker
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The first book to bring together and review the findings of research into short-term care services for a range of user groups, this book addresses the question of short-term care from many perspectives. Particular attention is paid to the views of those in direct receipt of the service, while the issues of costings and quality, and the ...

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Invisible Victims

Crime and Abuse Against People with Learning Disabilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Invisible Victims outlines the range and nature of crimes against people with learning difficulties, and the way the law does - or should - relate to these crimes. It discusses the sources of victimization and deals with prevention specifically from the perspective of learning disabilities.

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