Chad Wetterneck, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with PTSD care focused on victims of interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual and/or physical assault), vehicular and industrial accidents, and environmental disasters. He is also a clinical supervisor at Rogers’ Oconomowoc location, where he develops training modules and interventions for application in residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Dr. Wetterneck supervises the behavioral specialists treating residential adult patients with dual diagnoses in the Herrington Recovery Center, and developed and oversees the PTSD partial hospitalization programs at Rogers' West Allis, Brown Deer, Oconomowoc, and Appleton locations. He also holds adjunct faculty appointments at Marquette University and the University of Louisville.
Although trained as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, Dr. Wetterneck has extensive experience with a number of behaviorally related treatments, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and as a certified trainer for Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. He also has expertise in clinical supervision and training, performing research and publishing over 50 peer-reviewed articles for a variety of professional behavioral health publications. Prior to joining Rogers, he served as assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston - Clear Lake in Texas, where he spent five years training graduate students to become therapists with specialties in CBT.
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), and developing intimacy.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 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 Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the International OCD Foundation, and the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science.