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Chronic Illness and Trauma, Publications and Speaking, Counseling and Consulting

Chronic Illness and Trauma

The Fennell Four-Phase Model of chronic illness offers therapy that helps patients, families, and the healthcare system understand, treat and recover from the emotional, physical and social effects that accompany long-term sickness. Learn More >

Publications and Speaking

Patricia Fennell's engaging style, clinical expertise and research-based perspective has made her a popular author, speaker and media spokesperson on chronic illness, trauma, criminal justice, education, mental health, disability and recovery. Learn More >

Counseling and Consulting

Albany Health Management Associates offers comprehensive counseling, therapy and case management services to patients and families, and training and consulting services to corporations, healthcare organizations and other institutions. Learn More >



Norwegian Health Care Program Development

Albany Health Management Associates, Inc. and Norwegian delegation are developing an user-driven assessment, treatment and research program for HIV/CFS/ME for physicians, clinicians and patients. 

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Getting Your Life Back from Cancer

Strategies and solutions for getting on with your life after cancer. Fennell’s evidence-based program brings clarity and order to cancer survivors and those suffering with other chronic Illnesses.
Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R, internationally recognized expert on chronic illness, and Martha McCormick, of To Life!.
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Finding Normal After the Volunteer Experience

Events during volunteering trigger counter-transferential reactions. When returning to one’s home country, reverse culture shock may also occur after many weeks of stressful work and difficult living conditions. Individuals may develop symptoms of chronic depression, grief, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and disappointment and conflict with their home culture and family.
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Medical Residency Pilot Project:

We received internal review board approval to launch the AHMA/University of Michigan Chronic Illness Medical Residency Program.  Dr. Namita Sachdev and Patricia Fennell introduced the project and surveyed residents.
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Critically Acclaimed Books by Patricia Fennell

Readers, including doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, patients and families, gain a greater understanding of the psychological, social and physical impact of chronic illnesses, such as cancer, arthritis, MS, chronic pain, fatigue and depression.
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The Chronic Illness Workbook, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Managing Chronic Illness
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