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Chad Wetterneck, PhD

Clinical Director, Trauma Recovery Services

Chad Wetterneck, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety and trauma (posttraumatic stress disorder) focused on victims of interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual and/or physical assault), vehicular and industrial accidents, and environmental disasters. Dr. Wetterneck has developed training modules and interventions for application in Rogers’ residential, partial hospitalization care, and intensive outpatient care. He supervises the behavioral specialists treating residential adult patients with mental health and addiction in the Herrington Center for Addiction Recovery, and developed and oversees the trauma partial hospital care at Rogers' West Allis, Brown Deer, Oconomowoc, and Appleton locations. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Marquette University and serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for the Science of Social Connection at the University of Washington.

In addition to his CBT training, Dr. Wetterneck has experience with other approaches, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and certification as a trainer for functional analytic psychotherapy. He has conducted research and published over 60 peer-reviewed articles for professional publications and a book coming out in 2019. Prior to joining Rogers, he was an assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston–Clear Lake in Texas. His clinical interests include the study of psychotherapy, especially in the treatment of trauma, anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions, 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.

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