Introduces Special Education teachers and School Psychologists to a new, integrated perspective for understanding and working with students who exhibit emotional/behavior disorders -- one that is student-centered and grounded in the ecological basis of child development. Describes existing theoretical perspectives and the developmental contexts in which learners develop and act. Discusses the individual and his or her developmental contexts (e.g., biological and temperamental aspects, learning and interactional styles, family factors, cultural diversity and gender, and classroom factors). Explores how learners are identified and placed in special education and related services. Provides information regarding behavior change intervention of individuals and groups. Considers prevention and issues related to learners considered "at risk." For Special Education teachers and School Psychologists who deal with behavioral disorders or characteristics of children with emotional/behavioral disorders.