Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D.


Clinical Supervisor & Consultant

Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D. is a provider of expert treatment to adults and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also treats related disorders, including tic disorders (Tourette’s Syndrome) and compulsive hair-pulling (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. At the Louisville OCD Clinic, he offers online consultation, clinical supervision, and training for therapists.

Dr. Wetterneck is located in Oconomowoc, WI, where he is a Cognitive Behavior Specialist and Clinical Supervisor at Rogers Memorial Hospital and an Adjunct Professor at Marquette University. He received six years of training at two of the leading OCD residential/inpatient treatment programs, Rogers Memorial Hospital and the Menninger Clinic. He has authored over 70 scientific articles on OCD, OC-spectrum conditions, and sexual thoughts (in normal and clinical populations). He is a certified trainer for Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. Dr. Wetterneck is a professional member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

Selected Publications

Singh, R., Wetterneck, C. T., Williams, M. T., & Knott, L. E. (2016). The role of shame and symptom severity on quality of life in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, 11, 49-55.

Glazier, K., Wetterneck, C. T., Singh, S., & Williams, M. T. (2015). Stigma and shame as barriers to treatment in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Journal of Depression and Anxiety, 4(3), 191. doi: 10.4191/2167-1044.1000191

Wetterneck, C. T., Lee, E. B., Hart, J. M., & Smith, A. H. (2013). Courage, self-compassion and values in obsessive compulsive disorder. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2, 68-73.

Cathey, A., & Wetterneck, C. T. (2013). Stigma and disclosure of intrusive thoughts about sexual themes. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive & Related Disorders, 2, 439-444.

Williams, M. T., Wetterneck, C. T., Thibodeau, M., & Duque, G. (2013). Validation of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Severity Scale in African Americans with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Psychiatry Research, 209 (2): 214–221, 2013.

Smith, A. H., Wetterneck, C. T., Hart, J.M., Short, M.B., & Björgvinsson, T. (2012). Differences in obsessional beliefs and emotion appraisal in obsessive compulsive symptom presentation. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive & Related Disorders, 1, 54-61.

Wetterneck, C. T., Little, T. E., Rinehart, K., Cervantes, M. C., Hyde, E., & Williams, M. (2012). Latinos with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Mental healthcare utilization and inclusion in clinical trials. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive & Related Disorders, 1, 85-97.

Wetterneck, C. T., Little, T., Chasson, G. S., Smith, A. S., Hart, J. M., Stanley, M. A., & Björgvinsson, T. (2011). Obsessive-compulsive personality traits: How do they relate to OCD severity? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 1024-1031.

Wetterneck, C. T., Teng, E. T., & Stanley, M. E., (2010). Currents issues in treatment of obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 74, 141-166.

Dr. Wetterneck's vita (pdf)