Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year, 2016 - British Book Industry Awards
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 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born.
A Story About Hunger, Overeating, and Using Food for Comfort
This therapeutic children’s story is about Rosie Rudey, who learns how to cope with compulsive behaviour caused by attachment issues.
This is a visual depiction of what dyslexia is, and how children and their parents can embrace it.
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.
A Practical Guide to Understanding Brain Development and Young Children’s Behaviour
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.
Resolving Self-Identity Disruption in Clients with Life-Threatening and Chronic Illnesses
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'.
Analytical Music Therapy, The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, and Vocal Psychotherapy
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.
Theory, Practice and Research in Changing Contexts
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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