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About Patricia Fennell

Patricia 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. Through health management, counseling, health-related research, professional training, community education, and chronic illness retreats, Ms. Fennell and her staff have been working since 1989 to alleviate the suffering created by chronic illness, violence, trauma, and death and to enhance the psychological, social, and physical wellbeing of patients and their families.

Ms. Fennell is an innovator in the chronic illness and mental health fields. She created the internationally recognized Fennell Four-Phase Treatment (FFPT)™ model for understanding and treating chronic conditions. The model is used by medical and counseling clinicians, educators, research scientists, and patients in the United States, Canada, Australia, Africa, and Europe.

A popular speaker, Ms. Fennell presents worldwide to the medical, education, and criminal justice communities at conferences and meetings for both professionals and patients. She is frequently requested to offer her expertise to the media, corporations, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and academic institutions. Ms. Fennell pilots and develops research/creative/business projects and assists scholars, entrepreneurs, and artists in launching their own.

She has authored three books on chronic illness: Managing Chronic Illness Using the Four-Phase Treatment Approach, The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and The Chronic Illness workbook: Strategies and Solutions for Taking Back Your Life. She has also written numerous scholarly and lay press articles on the topic, including the Chronic Illness section for Oxford Bibliographies Online and the chapter on Chronic Illness for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work co-published by Oxford University Press and the National Association of Social Workers.

Patricia continues to see patients, train and supervise clinicians, and, utilizing original content and curriculum, administer a two-year training program in the FFPT™ model.

Patricia is a jazz vocalist. In 2009 she released the CD, Frim Fram Sauce.

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