Dr. Joseph Wehrman

Joseph Wehrman, PhD, currently serves as the Department Chair for Counseling and Human Services at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). He is an Associate Professor with tenure for the Counseling and Human Services program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He is a former faculty member of The Citadel in Charleston, SC, a former coordinator of the counseling and leadership program, a specialized program in partnership with the United States Air Force Academy, and a former coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health track.

He earned his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of South Dakota and his M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. He has expertise and a long history of service in the areas of early childhood, child development, and counseling children and families. He is a two-time chair of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and Affiliates Board of Directors.

Following the 2004 Asian tsunami, he traveled to Sri Lanka to provide psychological first aid to children and to train caregivers and local officials regarding the symptoms of child trauma. He assisted victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region through the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health team.

Dr. Wehrman is a former medical service officer in the United States military and is a combat veteran. He has received several awards, including a South Dakota Counseling Association Outstanding Service Award and a UCCS Chancellor’s award.

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