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Dr. James Battle, Ph.D. R. Psych. is a former professional football player who went on to teach for the Psychology Departments of the University of Eastern Michigan and the University of Alberta for approximately twenty years. Dr. Battle also, worked as a consulting psychologist for Edmonton Public Schools for over 30 years . For the past twenty-three years he has operated twenty-eight consecutive employment programs for at risk youth which is sponsored by the Federal Human Resources Development Department. For his work with unemployed youth Dr. Battle was awarded “The Canadian Jobs Strategy Award of Merit” in 1989 by the Honorable Barbara McDougall, Minister of Employment and Immigration. As well, for his work within the community, Dr. Battle received the “Great Albertan Award” and in 1996 was honored with a “Black Achievement Award” for his role as an educator by the Black Achievement Awards Society of Alberta and Man of Honour Award. For over two years Dr. Battle lead a program for black and Aboriginal youth and their parents entitled “Strengthening Black and Aboriginal Families: Overcoming Racism and Achieving Success in Mainstream Society”.

Dr. Battle’s self-esteem research has been instrumental in helping families and teachers learn positive living skills and strategies. His popular test, the “Culture-Free Self-Esteem Inventories for Children and Adults” is known and utilized throughout the world including Canada, the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia and Puerto Rico, and is translated into many different languages. Recognized by some of the greatest professionals in the field of psychology and psychiatry today, Dr. Battle has traveled Canada and the U.S. giving lectures and instruction on self-esteem for the past thirty-seven years and is the author of over thirty books, including his latest manuscript entitled :Doing God’s Will: Using Christian Faith and Psychology” Dr. Battle has written 13 poems, produced two cd’s, a 36 minute dvd and a large variety of assessment instruments.

Dr. Battle, along with his wife Dorothy Battle, founded James Battle and Associates Ltd. in order to provide for Psychologists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers, Physical Therapists, and Remedial Specialists. The three interlocking rings of our logo represent the inner, outer and spiritual self which we feel are the foundation of positive human development. Our Product Catalog contains over 200 books, tests, and resource materials in the areas of psychology, speech & language, learning disabilities, ADHD, intelligence, visual & auditory perception, and social & emotional behavior.