The Impact of the September 11 Attacks on Psychologists and Their Clients
Using PracticeNet, the APA Practice Directorate conducted a survey of practicing psychologists regarding the effects of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The survey was conducted one month after the attacks during October 8-11, 2001.
When viewing these data, it is important to remember that this is a volunteer sample, so participating psychologists were not randomly selected. While we believe that the experiences of participating practitioners are extremely important and informative, these findings cannot be generalized to all APA members or to all psychologists.
With a large pool of participants, PracticeNet can examine experiences across the profession and also within particular specialties or settings.
PracticeNet will provide the Practice Directorate with critical information about the day to day experiences of practitioners that can be used to shape programs and policies and to advocate for the profession.
Content experts and PracticeNet Advisory Group meet to develop a survey algorithm.