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.
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.
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'.
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