Patricia Fennell

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Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R, is the Founder and President of Albany Health Management Associates, Inc., a multidisciplinary organization focusing on the global health care effects of chronic illness and trauma.[1] She created the Four-Phase Model (FFPM)™ for understanding and treating chronic conditions. She, also, co-created the Fennell Scale or Fennell Phase Inventory used with patients who have myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and other chronic illnesses.

Education[edit | edit source]

(As per Curriculum Vitae[2])

  • 1979-1980, Completion of first year of Doctoral studies, State University of New York at Albany - Graduate School of Sociology, Special areas of interest: Theoretical Approaches to the Societal Development of Deviance, Research Methods
  • 1979, Bachelor of Arts, College of St. Rose, Albany, New York Major: Sociology Minor: Business Administration
  • 1984, Master’s Degree in Social Work, State University of New York at Albany - School of Social Welfare, Concentration: Direct (Clinical) Practice Special Area of interest and activity: Practice and Research in Aging

Notable Studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2011, Chronic Illness and the Fennell Four Phase Treatment™ Approach: Working with People Who Don't Get Better[3] (Full Text)
  • 2005, A team approach to treating CFS: Matching best medical practices to phases of illness.[4]
  • 2000, Chronic fatigue syndrome: An examination of the phases[5] (Abstract)
  • 2000, An empirical verification of the Fennell phases of the CFS illness[6] (Abstract)
  • 1999, Measuring phases of recovery in patients with CFS.[7]
  • 1999, An investigation of the different phases of the CFS illness[8] (Abstract)
  • 1998, Capturing the different phases of the CFS illness[9]
  • 1995, The four progressive stages of the CFS experience: A coping tool for patients[10]
  • 1995, CFS sociocultural influences and trauma: Clinical considerations[11]
  • 1993, A systematic, four-stage progressive model for mapping the CFIDS experience.[12]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • 2003, The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Leonard Jason, Patricia A. Fennell and Renée R. Taylor (2003) Chapter: "A four-phase approach to understanding chronic fatigue syndrome," pp.155-175, Chapter: "Chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescence," pp. 693-712. Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ISBN-10: 047141512X ISBN-13: 978-0471415121
  • 2003, Managing Chronic Illness Using the Four-phase Treatment Approach: A Mental Health Professional's Guide to Helping Chronically Ill People[13]
  • 2003, Managing chronic illness: The four phase approach[14]

Articles[edit | edit source]

  • 2012, "The Four Phases Of Chronic Illness" by Patricia Fennell for Solve ME/CFS Initiative newsletter
  • 2012, "Coping With CFS: Five Capacities of Improvisation" by Patricia Fennell for Solve ME/CFS Initiative newsletter
  • 2000, "The Healing Journey: Benefits of Retreats"[15]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.albanyhealthmanagement.com/about_patricia_fennell.shtml
  2. http://www.albanyhealthmanagement.com/links/patricia_fennell_cv/PatriciaFennellCV04-15.pdf
  3. Fennell, P. A. (2011). Chronic Illness and the Fennell Four Phase Treatment™ Approach: Working with People Who Don’t Get Better. In 10th global conference, Making Sense Of: Health, Illness, and Disease. Oxford, UK September (pp. 6-8).
  4. Fennell, P. A., & Bateman, L. (2005). "A team approach to treating CFS: Matching best medical practices to phases of illness." CFS Research Review, Summer.
  5. Jason, Leonard A; Fricano, Guy; Taylor, Renee R; Halpert, Jane; Fennell, Patricia A; Klein, Susan; Levine, Susan (2000), "Chronic fatigue syndrome: an examination of the phases", Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56 (12): 1497-508, doi:10.1002/1097-4679(200012)56:12<1497::AID-2>3.0.CO;2-Z, PMID 11132566 
  6. LA Jason, PA Fennell, RR Taylor, G Fricano, JA Halpert (2000) An empirical verification of the Fennell phases of the CFS illness. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 6 1:47-56. doi:10.1300/J092v06n01_05
  7. Fennell, Patricia A., Leonard A. Jason, and S. M. Klein. (1999) Measuring phases of recovery in patients with CFS. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 5 88-88.
  8. Leonard A Jason, Patricia A Fennell, Susan Klein, Guy Fricano, Jane Halpert. (1999) An investigation of the different phases of the CFS illness. Journal of chronic fatigue syndrome, 5 3-4:35-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v05n03_03
  9. Fennell, P., Jason, L., & Klein, S. (1998). Capturing the different phases of the CFS illness. CFIDS Chronicle, 11, 13-16.
  10. Fennell, PA (1995), "The four progressive stages of the CFS experience: A coping tool for patients", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 1 (3-4): 69-79, doi:10.1300/J092v01n03_11 
  11. Fennell, PA (1995), "CFS sociocultural influences and trauma: Clinical considerations", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 1 (3-4): 159-173, doi:10.1300/J092v01n03_25 
  12. Fennell, P. A. (1993). A systematic, four-stage progressive model for mapping the CFIDS experience. The CFIDS Chronicle, Summer, 40-46.
  13. Fennell, P. (2003). Managing Chronic Illness Using the Four-phase Treatment Approach: A Mental Health Professional's Guide to Helping Chronically Ill People. John Wiley & Sons Incorporated, New York, NY.
  14. Fennell, P. A. (2003). Managing chronic illness: The four phase approach. John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, NY.
  15. Fennell, P., Graham, E., Jason, L., & Taylor, R. (2000). The Healing Journey: Benefits of Retreats. CFIDS CHRONICLE, 13, 14-15.


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