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The World Trade Center: September 11, 2001

The World Trade Center: September 11, 2001

September 20, 2001 I received a call from Crisis Management International, a company in Atlanta with which I am an Associate. They requested that I take an assignment in New York City conducting critical incident stress debriefings with companies in New York. I mulled the request over for two days before agreeing to go. I was not afraid of flying or of being in New York City, but I was afraid of the secondary trauma I might experience. I was already having trouble assimilating what had happened and worried about future attacks. I was also feeling the effects of processing client reactions for half of just about every session since the events of September 11. I wondered how effective I could be since I, too, was struggling. I was also concerned about the effects of my leaving on my clients.

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