Reminiscences of Walter J. Smith : oral history, 2003.
|Creator: ||Smith, Walter J.||Project: ||September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 39 p. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (99 min.) : digital ; 3 1/2 in.|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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CEO, The Healthcare Chaplaincy.
Scope and Contents
Background: childhood Boston, MA, Irish immigrant family, discussion of Irish-American identity; education: French language and literature Jesuit University, Ph.D. clinical psychology Sorbonne; discussion of 1960s academic experience; career: Jesuit priest, academic psychologist, Dean of Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Chaplaincy; pre-9/11: chaplaincy training in stress management and emergency response with Red Cross; 9/11: deploying staff to New York Downtown Hospital, changing focus from emergency care to managing loss and grief; post-9/11: work with Family and Protective Services, interactions with firefighters, discussion of personal loss and sense of community.
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