Gregory Jurenec


Gregory Jurenec, Ph.D.
Core Faculty

B.A. Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1975
Predoctoral Internship, (Behavioral Medicine Specialty), Baylor College of Medicine, 1981
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1982

Dr. Jurenec taught in both the graduate and undergraduate psychology programs at North Dakota State University, and recently at Cardinal Stritch University. He has had a  long career of practice in the public sector, beginning with a community mental center in Indiana, followed by 23 years at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, where he worked in multiple settings, including outpatient, day treatment, and acute adult inpatient. He also served as the Clinical Director for an inpatient program for persons with chronic mental illness. Dr. Jurenec was also a rotation supervisor for the APA accredited internship, and worked in the unique capacity as an “attending psychologist” on an inpatient mental health unit, where he directed and oversaw the treatment of admitted patients.  Dr. Jurenec maintained a part time private practice which included consultation with group homes, nursing homes, and inpatient rehabilitation. At WSPP he teaches Empirically Supported Procedures and Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior, while also providing psychotherapy supervision. His therapy orientation emphasizes the “fit”   that best serves the individual client, utilizing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal perspectives. By virtue of his public sector experience, Dr. Jurenec has a background working with severe psychopathology, including major depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and severe personality disorders.  Dr. Jurenec presently serves as the Director of the Advocacy Cabinet of the Wisconsin Psychological Association and is also a member of the Board of Directors.