Patricia Fennell

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Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R, is CEO of Albany Health Management Associates, Inc. She is a clinician, research scientist, educator, and author specializing in chronic illness, post-viral syndromes, trauma, forensics, hospice, and global health care concerns.  As the author of the validated Fennell Four-Phase Treatment Model™, she lectures, advises, and consults with government, professional, medical, academic, management, and patient organizations throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. 

Education[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • 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

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2011, Chronic Illness and the Fennell Four Phase Treatment™ Approach: Working with People Who Don't Get Better[1](Full Text)
  • 2005, A team approach to treating CFS: Matching best medical practices to phases of illness.[2]
  • 2000, Chronic fatigue syndrome: An examination of the phases[3](Abstract)
  • 2000, An empirical verification of the Fennell phases of the CFS illness[4](Abstract)
  • 1999, An investigation of the different phases of the CFS illness[5](Abstract)
  • 1999, Measuring phases of recovery in patients with CFS.[6]
  • 1998, Capturing the different phases of the CFS illness[7]
  • 1995, CFS sociocultural influences and trauma: Clinical considerations[8]
  • 1995, The four progressive stages of the CFS experience: A coping tool for patients[9]
  • 1993, A systematic, four-stage progressive model for mapping the CFIDS experience.[10]

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  1. 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).
  2. Fennell, P. A., & Bateman, L. (2005). "A team approach to treating CFS: Matching best medical practices to phases of illness." CFS Research Review, Summer.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Jason, Leonard A.; Fennell, Patricia A.; Klein, Susan; Fricano, Guy; Halpert, Jane (January 1999). "An Investigation of the Different Phases of the CFS illness". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 5 (3–4): 35–54. doi:10.1300/j092v05n03_03. ISSN 1057-3321.
  6. 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.
  7. Fennell, P., Jason, L., & Klein, S. (1998). Capturing the different phases of the CFS illness. CFIDS Chronicle, 11, 13-16.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Fennell, P. A. (1993). A systematic, four-stage progressive model for mapping the CFIDS experience. The CFIDS Chronicle, Summer, 40-46.
  11. 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.
  12. Fennell, P. A. (2003). Managing chronic illness: The four phase approach. John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, NY.
  13. Fennell, P., Graham, E., Jason, L., & Taylor, R. (2000). The Healing Journey: Benefits of Retreats. CFIDS CHRONICLE, 13, 14-15.

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) - Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome is another term for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but one which emphasizes the immunological aspects of the disease. Popular in the 1990s, this term has apparently fallen into disuse.

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