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Phone: (901) 678-4495



Dr.  Richard James, Ph. D. is a Crader  Professor of Education.  He has been a professor at the University of Memphis for 35 years. Prior to that  he was a school counselor  and Title III E.S.E.A. nationally  validated innovative education  program coordinator in Mattoon, Illinois for seven years. He received his Bachelorís  in English in 1964 and Masterís in Counseling 1966 from Eastern Illinois University and Ph. D. in counseling psychology  from Indiana State University in 1974.  He has authored textbooks in  theories of counseling and crisis intervention.  His crisis intervention strategies  book has sold over 100 thousand  copies and been translated into Korean and Chinese. He is one of the founders of the Memphis Police Departmentís model for training  police officers to do crisis intervention with the mentally ill.  That model is now used in over 2400 police jurisdictions in the United States and in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom. and Sweden.

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