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Fina, Brooke A

School of Medicine

Brooke Fina, MSW, LCSW is an Assistant Professor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the Division of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She earned her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, where her studies and clinical practice focused on the delivery of cognitive-behavioral treatment with underserved populations. She completed a 2-year trauma fellowship with STRONG STAR Multidisciplinary PTSD Research Consortium before being appointed to faculty in September 2011. She specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for combat-related PTSD, has extensive training, and is nationally recognized as a certified PE therapist through The University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Her primary responsibility is as a research psychotherapist for the nations largest study on the use of PE for combat-related PTSD in active duty soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas as part of STRONG STAR (Principal Investigator: Edna Foa, Ph.D.). Additionally, she serves as an independent evaluator for diagnosing PTSD and as a research therapist for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia both of which she has extensive training and is nationally certified.

11/2012 - Present Assistant Professor / Research Psychotherapist and Other University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, STRONG STAR Multidisciplinary PTSD Research Consortium, Psychiatry, Fort Hood, TX

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