(Oconomowoc, Wis.) One of the experts at Rogers Memorial Hospital, Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D., will present during two sessions at the upcoming Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) World Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 19-22. Wetterneck is a full-time psychologist who specializes in utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Contextual behavioral science (CBS) is a system of assumptions, scientific values and methodical commitments which help drive theory and development to help expand basic behavior accounts of complex behaviors in order to advance human well-being. On June 20, Wetterneck will serve as symposium chair for "Tools for Clinical and Research Targets in the Areas of Interpersonal Functioning and Intimacy: Concepts and Measures from Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP),” During the presentation, he will address multiple measurement strategies that are important to advancing contextual behavioral science treatments and will focus on primary research regarding psychological flexibility. Wetterneck will also serve on a panel for “Measuring ACT/FAP Process and Outcome in Clinical Practice Settings” on June 21.
“This symposium will feature a template designed to offer a functional assessment of client problem behaviors, clinical terminology and suggested behavioral interventions. In addition, we will address social connection as it emerges as an important value in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), FAP and other treatments and is relevant for the spectrum of depressive, anxiety and personality disorders,” said Wetterneck.
The ACBS brings together clinicians and researchers to present cutting-edge research in ACT, relational frame theory (RFT), and CBS, as well as experienced trainers to lead workshops that help clinicians learn how to serve their clients better. The conference draws renowned psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, health researchers, language researchers and behavior analysts from around the world.
Rogers Memorial Hospital is a key corporation of Rogers Behavioral Health System, which also includes: Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc.; Rogers Partners in Behavioral Health, LLC; Rogers Center for Research and Training; and Rogers InHealth. The hospital has become nationally recognized for its specialized residential treatment services and affiliations with academic institutions and teaching hospitals in the area. Rogers Memorial Hospital is currently Wisconsin’s largest not-for-profit, private behavioral health hospital, providing adults, children and adolescents with depression and mood disorders treatment, eating disorders treatment, addiction treatment, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders treatment, as well as caring for a variety of other child and adolescent mental health concerns. For more information, please visit www.rogershospital.org.