EBD Journal

SEBDA publishes Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, a quarterly academic journal published through Taylor and Francis and members of the National Council are on the editorial board of this important, peer-reviewed internationally recognised research publication

The central intention of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBDs) is to contribute to readers’ understanding of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and also their knowledge of appropriate ways of preventing and responding to EBDs, in terms of intervention and policy.

The journal aims to cater for a wide audience, in response to the diverse nature of the professionals who work with and for children with EBDs.

This audience includes:

  • Teachers in mainstream, non-mainstream and special schools/facilities.
  • Social workers in residential and field settings.
  • Professionals concerned with EBDs in medical and psychiatric settings.
  • Educational and clinical psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
  • Those concerned with the training and support of workers in the above groups, such as teacher and social work trainers, consultants and advisers.
  • Researchers and academics concerned with the needs and interests of the above groups.
  • Professionals from the above groups engaged in in-service training as part of their professional development, including those pursuing award bearing courses.

How do I access the journal?

Members of SEBDA receive hard copies of  the journal as a benefit of membership, as well as being able to access current and past copies online via the website.


Members can access the full text of journal articles by going to Resources.

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