Prof. Carmel Cefai

Prof. Carmel Cefai

Prof. Carmel Cefai



Room 216
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2345
  • Resilience in education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Mental health in schools
  • Mental health and wellbeing in children and adolescents

Cefai, C., Downes, P. & Cavioni, V. 2016, "Breaking the Cycle: A phenomenologicalapproach to broadening access to post secondary and tertiary education. ", European Journal of Psychology of Education, vol. 31, pp. 255-274.

Downes, P. & Cefai, C. 2016, How To Tackle Bullying And Prevent School Violence In Europe. Strategies for inclusive and safe schools, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Cefai, C. & Camilleri, L. 2015, "A Healthy Start: Promoting mental health and             wellbeing in the early primary school years", Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 133-152.

Cefai, C., Cavioni, V., Bartolo. P., Simoes, C., Ridicki Miljevic, R., Bouillet, D. & et al. 2015, "Social inclusion and social justice: a resilience curriculum for early years and elementary schools in Europe", Journal for Multicultural Education, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 122-139.

Cefai, C., Miljevi?-Ri?i?ki, R., Bouillet, D., Pavin Ivanec, T., Matsopoulous, A., Gavogiannaki, M., Zanetti, M. & et al. 2015a, RESCUR Surfing The Waves. A Resilience Curriculum  for Early Years and Primary Schools. A Teachers Guide.
Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health, University of Malta, Malta.

Cefai, C. & Cavioni, V. 2014, Social and Emotional Education in Primary School: Integrating Theory and Research into Practice.
Springer Publications, New York, USA.

Cefai, C., Camilleri, L., Cooper, P. & Said, L. 2011, "The structure and use of the teacher and parent Maltese Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.
", International Journal of Emotional Education, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 4-19.

Cefai, C. & Cooper, P. 2010, "Students without voices: the unheard accounts of students with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties.
", European Journal of Special Needs Education, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 183-198.

Cefai, C. & Cooper, P. (eds) 2009, Promoting Emotional Education. Engaging Children and Young People with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties., Jessica Kingsley Publishers., London, UK.

Cefai, C. 2008, Promoting Resilience in the Classroom. A Guide to Developing Pupils' Emotional and Cognitive Skills. Jessica Kingsley Publishers., London, UK.

  • PSY3160 - Respecting Diversity
  • PSY3605 - Practicum
  • PSY3631 - Symposia in Psychology
  • RSE2003 - Resilience, Positive Psychology and Wellbeing
  • RSH3003 - Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years
  • SWB1001 - Foundations of Social Wellbeing