Associate Professor w/Tenure & Department Chair
Department of Counseling and Human Services
Columbine Hall 3009
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Joseph D. Wehrman, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor w/tenure and Department Chair for the Counseling and Human Services program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Dr. Wehrman 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.
Dr. Wehrman has been appointed to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Board of Directors. NBCC is a national and international credentialing body for professional counselors with approximately 53,000 credential holders. As a board member, Dr. Wehrman works to help influence the counseling profession both domestically and abroad. He is a former member of the Association for Play Therapy Clinical Communications Committee and the American Counseling Association Veterans Affairs Committee. Dr. Wehrman was invited to serve as a visiting faculty member at Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México in Lomas de Santa Fe, Mexico on the topic of play therapy and child trauma.
He has provided humanitarian aid in the United States and internationally. Following the 2004 Asian Tsunami, Dr. Wehrman was selected to travel to Sri Lanka to provide psychological first aid to children and train caregivers and local officials regarding the symptoms of child trauma.
Dr. Wehrman has also worked in countries including Honduras, Kuwait and Iraq. He assisted victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region through the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team.
He is a former Medical Service Officer in the United States Military and is a combat veteran. He has received two Board of Regents technology awards and an Outstanding Service Award.
Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision
The University of South Dakota - 2004
M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis
St. Cloud State University - 2001
B.S., Psychology & B.S., Sociology
Montana State University - Billings - 1997
COUN 5010 Theories & Techniques of Individual Counseling
COUN 5270 Advanced Techniques in Cadet Counseling
COUN 5300 Lab in Family Counseling
COUN 5410 Measurement & Appraisal
COUN 5550 Theory & Practice of Crisis Counseling, Trauma, and Disaster Work