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Jo M. Weis, PhD

Associate Professor

Locations

  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Behavioral Health - Tosa Health Center

Specialties

  • Psychology

Languages

  • English

Behavioral Health Center-Tosa Health Center

Education

  • PhD

Biography

Dr. Weis attended St. Olaf College and Cardinal Stritch University for her undergraduate training. She received her doctorate at Marquette University and received postdoctoral training at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Weis is recipient of the Wisconsin Psychological Association Margaret Bernauer Postdoctoral Research Award, the Marquette University School of Education Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, and is the current President of the Milwaukee Area Psychological Association.

Dr. Weis is a licensed psychologist and collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team of physicians and nurses who administer to palliative care patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is one of the research clinicians pioneering the use of imagery rescripting and reprocessing therapy as a treatment modality for persons with posttraumatic stress disorder. Her academic interests in addition to posttraumatic stress disorder include psychological issues and resilience at end of life, and supervision training of oncology and palliative care fellows.

Dr. Weis sees inpatients and families at Froedtert Hospital through the Palliative Care Program and the Department of Neoplastic Diseases. She also sees outpatients at the Behavioral Health Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, MCW, at the Tosa Center. She sees patients with depression, anxiety, adjustment reactions, PTSD, chronic pain, chronic illness, and end of life issues.

Ongoing Palliative Medicine Clinical and Scholarship Projects

  • Educational research assessing effectiveness of psychological supervision for oncology and palliative care fellows
  • Interplay of factitious disorders in palliative care encounters
  • Clinical research assessing the role of positive allusions for psychological coping in serious illness
  • Predictive factors of post-traumatic stress symptoms on quality of life in advanced cancer patient

Research Interests

Dr. Jo Weis is one of the research clinicians pioneering the use of imagery rescripting and reprocessing therapy as a treatment modality for persons with posttraumatic stress disorder. Her research interests in addition to posttraumatic stress disorder include psychological issues and resilience at end-of-life, and supervision of oncology and palliative fellows.

Publications