University of Houston - Clear Lake
School of Human Sciences and Humanities

— Faculty Profile

Chad Wetterneck
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Chad Wetterneck

Email: wetterneck@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529
Phone: 281-283-3364

Mailing Address:
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Campus Box 379
Houston, TX 77058

Dr. Wetterneck graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and specializations in statistics and child psychopathology. He is primarily interested in the study of psychotherapy, especially in the treatment variables related to Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum conditions such OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, and Trichotillomania.

Although trained as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, Dr. Wetterneck has extensive experience with a number of behaviorally-related treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Additional Study

  • Post-doctoral Fellow; Center for Anxiety Disorders & The Anxiety Disorders Foundation

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Research Interests
  • Phenomenology and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders with an emphasis on obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, and Tourette’s syndrome
  • Psychotherapy Research including both common and specific factors
  • Conceptualization and phenomenology of Impulse Control Disorders
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and new treatment innovations (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DialecticalBehavior Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and Schema Therapy)
  • Study of Internet Addiction, Internet pornography use

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  • Anxiety Management
  • Basic Psychotherapy Skills
  • Personality Assessment
  • Psychopathology
  • Systems of Psychotherapy and Group Psychotherapy

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Selected Publications
  • Wetterneck, C. T., Teng, E. T., & Stanley, M. E., (in press). Currents issues in treatment of obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.
  • Wetterneck, C. T., & Woods, D. W. (in press) Trichotillomania. In D. W. Woods & J. Kanter (eds.), Understanding Behavior Disorders.
  • Björgvinsson, T., Wetterneck, C. T., Powell, D. M., Chasson, G. S., Webb, S. A., Hart, J., et al. (2008).Treatment outcome for adolescent OCD in a specialized hospital setting. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 14, 137-145.
  • Norberg, M. M., Woods, D. W., & Wetterneck, C. T. (2007). Examination of the mediating role of psychological acceptance in relationships between cognitions and the severity of chronic hairpulling. Behavior Modification, 31, 367-381.
  • Wetterneck, C. T., & Woods, D. W. (2006). An evaluation of the effectiveness of exposure and response prevention on repetitive behaviors associated with Tourette’s syndrome. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 441-444.

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  • American Psychological Association
  • APA – Division 12 – Clinical Psychology
  • Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
  • Association of Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Association of Behavior Analysis
  • Trichotillomania Learning Center
  • Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
  • Tourette’s Syndrome Association

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