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.
Applying Psychology, Psychotherapy and PIE to Homelessness and Complex Needs
This timely book provides a framework for practice for professionals developing and running psychologically-informed services to meet the needs of socially excluded people with complex needs. It covers theory and practice from a psychodynamic perspective and provides practical interventions and case studies.
A Guide to Safeguarding and Support
Hoarding and self-neglect are estimated to be a factor in 20% of social workers' cases when working with older people or adults with mental health issues. This guide introduces the patterns of self-neglect and how challenging they can be to identify with practical strategies for assessment, intervention and further support.
The Essential Guide for Early Years Practitioners
With large numbers of children starting school unprepared, this book gives vital guidance on understanding, assessing and ensuring school readiness. It includes a wide range of practical ideas to assist early years professionals in planning learning experiences that will help to prepare children for the transition to school.
Getting to the Heart of Practice
Updated and revised edition of the highly successful guide to relationship-based practice in social work. It communicates the theory using illustrative case studies and offers a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals.
Enhancing Engagement and Learning in the Classroom
The authors' years of experience working with students with autism have helped them develop nine effective cognitive and language strategies for enhancing their engagement and learning in the classroom. This book includes tips for using each strategy, plus reasons why they work, as well as sample goals for regulation and a 'cheat sheet' overview.
Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Dementia Care
This is an introductory guide for teaching students and practitioners how to develop their core skills in the care of people affected by dementia. It offers bite-sized pieces of information which makes the material easy to access and relate to practice. This jargon-free guide will be invaluable for anyone studying or practicing dementia care.
Strategies for Success in School and Beyond
Learn how to use positive momentum to address common behavioral issues in the classroom and beyond. The strategies in this book show how to get long-term results, with illustrative case examples and downloadable resources for tracking progress. It also offers advice for working with children with special needs.
Dyadic Forgiveness and Energy Shifts in Restorative Justice Dialogue
This major and original research project shows how restorative justice dialogue works, and highlights the role of forgiveness within it. Based on interviews of victims who went through Victim Offender Dialogue, it looks at how energy shifts in dialogue between offender and victim can lessen the toxicity associated with the crime.
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.
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