Karen Berte, Ph.D.
Karen J. Berte, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Berte attended DePaul University for her undergraduate training, graduating with Highest Honors. She received her doctorate at DePaul University, where she was the recipient of the Schmitt Research Fellowship. She completed her postgraduate clinical training at the Hines VA Hospital.
Dr. Berte is the Program Manager for Trauma/Post-deployment Recovery Services at Zablocki VAMC, a regional consultant for PTSD services within VA, and a Co-Director of the MCW PTSD Resident Training Clinic at Zablocki VAMC.
She enjoys teaching and professional development, providing clinical supervision for both psychology and psychiatry residents. She has academic and clinical interests in psychological trauma, the interface between trauma and addiction, and the effects of psychological trauma on physical health.
Her clinical practice serves veteran patients with Post-traumatic Stress at the Zablocki VAMC.
A few recent publications and presentations include:
BERTE K J, & Patterson, K M; Adaptation and Aging. Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health, 2006.
Berte K J, Martin P, Lorber W, Marcus M. Improving Access and Moving Veterans Toward Recovery: A Levels-of-Care Approach to Group Trauma Treatment. Paper presented at VA National Transforming Mental Health Care Conference, Alexandria, VA 07/2007.
Berte, KJ, Christiansen, D, Bromley, J. Development of the Clinical Oversight and Risk (COR) Monitor: A model for increasing responsiveness to evolving needs of returning military personnel. Paper presented at National VA Mental Health Conference, Continuing the Transformation of VA Mental Health Services, Crystal City, VA 07/2008.