University of Houston, Clear Lake - Chad Wetterneck (ACT; MA; USA)

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Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor for the clinical program at The University of Houston – Clear Lake’s. He currently heads a lab focused on investigating anxiety and ACT related constructs and collaborates with Mary Short, Ph.D. in co-leading investigating factors related to Internet pornography use. Recent projects from Dr. Wetterneck’s research labs have examined:

  • Variations in the report of OCD related symptomology by ethnicity
  • The acceptability of ACT and CBT based on treatment rationales for social anxiety and treatment expectations for ACT and CBT based on treatment rationales for social anxiety
  • The nature and frequency of sexually intrusive thoughts and their relationship to experiential avoidance and past experience of traumatic sexual events
  • The relationship of experiential avoidance, sexual compulsivity, and impulsivity to Internet pornography (IP) use

Dr. Wetterneck has excellent training in ACT including multiple training workshops, serving as the lead therapist in a randomized controlled trial of acceptance-enhanced behavioral treatment of trichotillomania, and co-leading an ACT supervision group in the greater Houston area. He received his doctorate from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under the supervision of Doug Woods, Ph.D. and completed his internship at Baylor College of Medicine under the supervision of Carla Sharp, Ph.D. Dr. Wetterneck has specific interests and experience with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Visit Dr. Wetterneck's faculty page for more information.


(This webpage was updated on October 12, 2018)