Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise
“It is my personal mission to reduce the suffering of patients using my clinical skills and support the physicians in their work toward a cure.”
Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., counsels children, teens and young adults who are facing serious illness and prolonged treatment. She helps them get through it, keeping them focused, positive and moving toward achievable goals that improve their lives.
And she practices what she preaches.
When she was introduced to a young leukemia patient with no family support, Dr. Folbrecht quickly realized that, more than anything, the boy needed a parent. The Folbrechts adopted him.
Her first exposure to City of Hope occurred after she read a magazine article about another leukemia patient and decided to register as a bone marrow donor.
Dr. Folbrecht received her Ph.D. at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, California, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Long Beach, California. She's been a key member of the City of Hope staff for over 16 years.
- 2013-present, Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
- 2010–2013 City of Hope, Duarte, CA
- 2009-2010 Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
- 2005 - 2009 Christian Associates International, Den Hague, Netherlands.
- 1996-2005 City of Hope, Duarte, CA
- 1996–2003 City of Hope, Duarte CA
- 1992-1994 Consultant to UniMult, Pasadena, CA
- 1989-1990 Covenant House, Pasadena, CA
1995 - 1996 - Veterans Administration Medical Center, Long Beach, Ca. Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Neuropsychological consultation to Rehabilitation Medicine team, rehabilitation with right hemisphere stroke patients, and neuropsychological research.
1995 - Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, Ca. Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. Concentration in assessment, neuropsychology, statistics, and social psychology.
- 1988 - Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Bachelor of Arts in Clinical and Experimental Psychology.
- 1995-1996, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Long Beach, CA Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship. Neuropsychological consultation to Rehabilitation Medicine team, rehabilitation with right hemisphere stroke patients, and neuropsychological research
- 1995, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. Concentration in assessment, neuropsychology, statistics and social psychology
- 1988, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA Bachelor of Arts in Clinical and Experimental Psychology
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- Folbrecht, J. R., Charter, R. A., Walden, D. K., Dobbs, S. M. (1999). Psychometric properties of the Boston Qualitative Scoring System for the Rey Osterreith Complex Figure. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 13, 442-449.
- Watson, P. J., Morris, R. J., Hood, R. W., Folbrecht, J. (1991). Dependency, "irrationality," and community. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 18, 334-347.
- Watson, P. J., Folbrecht, J., Morris, R. J., Hood, R. W. (1991). Values, "irrationality," and religiosity. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 18, 348-362.
- 2011, Society for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
- 2010, American Psychological Association
- 2010, International Psycho-Oncology Society
- 2010, American Psycho-Oncology Society
- 1998, National Academy of Neuropsychology
- 1988-1989, Founder and President of Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA
- 2015, National Comprehensive Cancer Network Panel for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
- 1994, Lee Travis Award for excellence in a research paper