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.
From Ace to Ze
This comprehensive, up-to-date glossary of queer and transgender terms is designed to dispel anxiety around using the "wrong" words, while helping readers navigate the relationship between gender and identity.
This it the fully-updated edition of a concise guide to understanding dementia, its symptoms, and treatments.
A Guide to Boundaries, Joy, and Meaning
This book explores the characteristics, challenges, and benefits of being introverted or highly sensitive with advice and suggestions for happiness in our sociable world.
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 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.
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.
Addressed to People Experiencing Depression
This anthology of inspirational, heartfelt letters, written by people recovering from depression, is addressed to those who are currently affected by it.
Theory and Practice
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.
The Stepping Stones Curriculum
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.
Whole-School Approaches to Supporting Children’s Grief, Loss, and Trauma
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.
The Autism Works Now!® Method
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.
Applications for Learning, Research and Practice with Children and Adults
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.
Working with Identity
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.
Developing Trauma-Informed Practice for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
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.
A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach
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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