Chad Wetterneck, PhD, is a full-time psychologist who specializes in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with PTSD care focused on victims of vehicular and industrial accidents, assaults and environmental disasters. He is also a clinical supervisor at Rogers’ Oconomowoc location, where he will develop training modules and interventions for application in partial, intensive outpatient programs and residential levels of care. He will initially supervise the behavioral specialists in the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) program for children and adolescents and work to develop a partial hospitalization PTSD program.
Although trained as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, Dr. Wetterneck has extensive experience with a number of behaviorally related treatments. He also has expertise in clinical supervision and training, performing research and writing numerous articles for a variety of professional behavioral health publications. Most recently, he served as assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston in Texas, where he spent five years training graduate students to become therapists.
Dr. Wetterneck is primarily interested in the study of psychotherapy, especially in the treatment of PTSD, anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions, such as OCD, Tourette’s syndrome, trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) and skin picking disorder (SPD).
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Dr. Wetterneck received his doctorate in clinical psychology with specializations in statistics and child psychopathology. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the International OCD Foundation, Anxiety Disorders Association of American, Association of Contextual Behavioral Science, and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.