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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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Independent Mental Health Advocacy - The Right to Be Heard

The Practice and Context of Professional Advocacy in Mental Health Services

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This research-based book tells you everything you need to know about independent mental health advocacy (IMHA), including the role that IMHAs play within mental health services, their relationship with service users and with other mental health professionals.

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Promoting Attachment With a Wiggle, Giggle, Hug and Tickle

A Programme for Babies, Young Children and Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A practical book of activities to help early years practitioners to help strengthen attachments between babies or toddlers and their carers - suitable for individual or group work and features structured, rewarding and fun exercises.

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Attacking Anxiety

A Step-by-Step Guide to an Engaging Approach to Treating Anxiety and Phobias in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book presents an enjoyable, simple model for tackling anxiety in children and teens with ASD, by building up tolerance to anxiety triggers, decreasing meltdowns and eliminating anxiety responses to fears and phobia. It covers common scenarios which can be adapted to suit the needs of each individual child or teen.

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Helping Foster Children In School

A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Foster children often struggle in school, performing poorly both in terms of their behavior and academic performance. This book is full of positive strategies to help foster parents, educators and social workers to support these children more effectively.

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Billy Says... Series of 6 books

Six therapeutic storybooks to help children on their journey through fostering or adoption

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A set of six books guiding children through the process of fostering and adoption, by focusing on the experiences of a five-year-old girl called Kirsty and her magic doll Billy. Billy helps Kirsty to understand what is happening to her and to make sense of her complicated feelings.

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Living Better with Dementia

Good Practice and Innovation for the Future

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With currently evolving dementia policy, how can we ensure that living well with dementia continues to be a primary aim for future national dementia strategies? This book looks at current policy and research to determine emerging challenges, and what they mean for practice, both nationally and within a global context.

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Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A complete, accessible guide to understanding dyscalculia and poor numeracy, this book covers number sense and how the brain deals with numbers, assessment, planning intervention, what to teach, how to teach it and how parents can help. Essential for parents, teachers and education professionals working with a child with numerical difficulties.

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Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Offering practical advice straight from the couples counseling room, Eva A. Mendes provides an insider's view into what couples and counselors can do to help make an ASD relationship last. She outlines the challenges faced in an ASD relationship and provides strategies that can improve the lives and marriages of couples on a daily basis.

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Counselling Skills for Becoming a Wiser Practitioner

Tools, Techniques and Reflections for Building Practice Wisdom

By Tony Evans; Series edited by Christiane Sanderson
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This experienced practitioner and lecturer reveals the tools and techniques he has found most effective in his career. From interactions with students and experiences with clients, he is able to convey the real-life experience of the counselling room to help students and qualified practitioners to gain or consolidate practice skills.

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Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings

A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care

By Jane Evans; Illustrated by Izzy Bean
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Kit Kitten and the Topsy Turvy Feelings is a therapeutic storybook for children aged 2 to 6 about a kitten whose parent who isn't always able to care for them. To help support Kit Kitten, Kindly Cat comes to their house and helps Kit to identify the feelings that were mixed up inside.

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Restorative Practice and Special Needs

A Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Restorative Practice (RP) is being used increasingly in different settings, but using RP with those who have Special Needs requires a different approach. This practical guide explains how RP can be adapted for those with additional needs and to see real improvement in behaviour and learning.

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Introducing Mental Health, Second Edition

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this must-have guide for anyone working with people experiencing mental illness, the authors detail the major mental health disorders, the issues and implications surrounding them and explain the current legislation in easy-to-understand terms.

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Mindful Art Therapy

A Foundation for Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book bridges eastern and western traditions and presents mindful approaches to art therapy. It clarifies theories, methodologies and practical skills of mindful art therapy and features case study examples and client artworks to illustrate the clinical application. A guided meditation script and CD are included.

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Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy

Engaging Children and Parents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book looks at all aspects of goal setting, a key concern for therapists working with children. Explaining theory, as well as the important issues for practice, this book presents innovative approaches developed by the editors that will increase understanding of goal setting within therapeutic settings.

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Developing Identity, Strengths, and Self-Perception for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The BASICS College Curriculum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical college curriculum helps students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to develop an understanding of their identity, self-perception and strengths and how to use this self-knowledge to succeed at college, in their social lives, and in their careers. It is an ideal textbook for ASD college programs or for student self-study.

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Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilities

A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This best practice guide provides a blueprint for managing seamless transitions between services for young people aged 16-25 with additional needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex health needs and sensory impairments.

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Facilitating Spiritual Reminiscence for People with Dementia

A Learning Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Putting research into practice, this book presents a practical guide to spiritual reminiscence with older people living with dementia. Clear, step-by-step instructions for planning and hosting sessions are accompanied by important information on what spiritual care actually is, and its importance in caring for older people with dementia.

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We Get It

Voices of Grieving College Students and Young Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Grieving college students can often feel isolated and vulnerable, and may feel that no one else 'gets' what they are going through. With narratives from students who have lost a loved one and commentary from the authors, this book aims to provide guidance and support for bereaved students, as well as providing tips for those who seek to help them.

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The Princess and the Fog

A Story for Children with Depression

By Lloyd Jones; Illustrated by Lloyd Jones
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This vibrantly illustrated story is designed to be read with children aged 5-7 who are suffering from depression. Using metaphor and full of humour, it is a relatable, enjoyable and positive read for all. The book also includes a guide for parents and carers by clinical paediatric psychologists, Dr Melinda Edwards MBE and Linda Bayliss.

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The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia

Useful Stuff You May Not Learn at School

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by a dyslexic college tutor for dyslexic students, this book contains a wealth of tips and advice to aid successful learning. With ways to improve reading, writing, numeracy and organisational skills, this book offers solutions to common problems that will work with the dyslexic mind.

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Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This clear and accessible book presents key information about the anatomy and physiology of the human body for the music therapist, focusing on areas of particular relevance to their practice. This information is vital for both music therapy students and practitioners.

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Making Your Primary School E-safe

Whole School Cyberbullying and E-safety Strategies for Meeting Ofsted Requirements

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Primary school children are becoming as tech savvy as their older siblings, so there is increasing need to tackle e-safety and cyberbullying at a young age. This practical teaching resource for primary school staff outlines effective policy and practice and provides ready-to-use activities to help schools meet Ofsted requirements for e-safety.

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Crime and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Myths and Mechanisms

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Full of case studies, this book explores the importance of psychological theory and empirical research in understanding the involvement of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the criminal justice system. It discusses the establishment of intervention programs and calls for a review of forensic assessment for people with ASD.

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Are the Keys in the Freezer?

An Advocate's Guide for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Are the Keys in the Freezer? is an artful blend of practical advice and the compelling story of a family's search for the right care for their mother with dementia.

This well-researched book is a must-read for families in the US looking for resources and ideas about care facilities, hospices, finances and costs of ...

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Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition

An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and other Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a jargon-free introduction for parents, students and professionals which explains what ABA is, how it works and provides effective techniques.

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Integrating Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy

Yoga, Art, and the Use of Intention

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Yoga postures, meditation and art therapy-based techniques are combined in this innovative approach structured around targeting a specific treatment goal for each therapeutic session. For each goal, a mudra (hand position) meditation, yoga pose and art directive are recommended to embody the chosen intention.

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Keeping Your Adoptive Family Strong

Strategies for Success

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Essential reading for any family struggling with the reality of adopting a traumatized child. Contains friendly advice and useful strategies to help families tackle common difficulties and create a stable, happy family.

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A Practical Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Putting the Principles of the Act Into Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A practical guide for health and social care professionals on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, enabling more informed and effective practice.

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Art Therapy with Neurological Conditions

Foreword by Jackie Ashley; Edited by Marian Liebmann and Sally Weston
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Art therapists working with a range of ages and neurological conditions including epilepsy, dementia, Alzheimer's, acquired brain injury, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis, describe the effects of the conditions on clients' functioning and how different art therapy practices have transformed the rehabilitation process.

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Guided Imagery & Music (GIM) and Music Imagery Methods for Individual and Group Therapy

Foreword by Cathy McKinney; Edited by Denise Grocke and Torben Moe
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This edited volume systematically describes the major adaptations of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery which accommodate a variety of contexts and client groups. The international contributors, who each use these adaptations in their own clinical practice, provide theoretical and practical details of the approach used for their client group.

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Art Therapy with Physical Conditions

Foreword by Trevor Thompson; Edited by Marian Liebmann and Sally Weston
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

17 experienced art therapists explain what art therapy can achieve with physical conditions including cancer, debilitating syndromes such as M.E., physical conditions in combination with homelessness and learning disabilities, and children with chronic illness. They also cover the challenges and considerations when working with these groups.

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The Secrets in Their Eyes

Transforming the Lives of People with Cognitive, Emotional, Learning, or Movement Disorders or Autism by Changing the Visual Software of the Brain

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Problems with vision can cause practical, emotional and behavioral difficulties. The author shows how cutting-edge vision therapy techniques can immediately rectify these problems, by looking at the software of the eye to identify the underlying cause, and using visual management programs to ensure permanent results.

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Mindfulness for Carers

How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book shows how simple mindfulness techniques can help caregivers to manage the stress, anxiety, depression and burnout that too often accompanies the care of people with physical, psychological or emotional needs. The enjoyable mindfulness exercises will help caregivers to regain control and maintain a positive outlook.

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Helping Children Affected by Parental Substance Abuse

Activities and Photocopiable Worksheets

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Focusing on helping children and teenagers affected by parental substance misuse, this book brings together recent research and practical strategies to help young people overcome feelings of shame. Complete with ready-to-use worksheets, the activities in this book are ideal for use in group therapy sessions.

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Educating Children and Young People in Care

Learning Placements and Caring Schools

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Bringing together research and practice on the theme of the educational well-being of children in care, this book aims to help professionals to improve these children's potential for educational attainment.

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Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written for professionals, women on the spectrum and their families, this is a cradle to grave overview of girls and women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at each stage of their lives. The book explores how women with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, employment, sexuality, pregnancy and motherhood, and aging.

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Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make, Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Adoptees - now it's your choice!

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From Here to Maternity

Pregnancy and Motherhood on the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Advice for pregnancy and labour on the autism spectrum.

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Can I tell you about Peanut Allergy?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

By Sharon Dempsey; Illustrated by Alice Blackstock
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is a peanut allergy and why do people who have them have to be so careful? Danny explains it all in this friendly guide.

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Sisterhood of the Spectrum

An Asperger Chick's Guide to Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The inspirational guide to being an Asperger girl.

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