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
||Clinical Social Work (Clinical Concentration; GPA 3.93/4)
||University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , PA
||Political Science (Presidential Scholarship Award 2002-03; GPA 3.51/4)
||The George Washington University
Washington , DC
CBT for Insomnia Clinician -
Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) by Daniel Taylor, Ph.D. at the University of North Texas. Completed an intensive certification program involving a training course (8 hours) and intensive supervision (6 hours) for three supervised clinical cases (18 hours).
PTSD Symptom Scale Interview Evaluator -
Certified in the PTSD Symptom Scale Interview (PSS-I) by the STRONG STAR Assessment Core (Brett Litz, Ph.D. at National Center for PTSD and Elizabeth Hembree, Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania). Completed an intensive certification program involving a training course (8 hours), 3 qualifying interview cases, 2 mock interviews, and a supervised case (15 hours).
Present Centered Therapy Clinician -
Certified in Present Centered Therapy (PCT) by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and the Clinical team at the CTSA University of Pennsylvania. Completed an intensive certification program involving didactic training (12 hours), supervision of cases (10 hours) for two clinical cases (30 hours).
Prolonged Exposure Therapy Certified Supervisor -
Certified isior by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and the Clinical team at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania to provide supervision to providers seeking certification credentialing in prolonged exposure therapy. Completed an intensive certification program involving training course (32 hours)
Prolonged Exposure Therapy Clinician -
Certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for 1) treatment delivered in weekly sessions (10 sessions in 8 weeks) and 2) treatment delivered in daily (massed) sessions (10 sessions in 10 days) by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and the Clinical team at the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (May, 2010). Completed an intensive certification program involving didactic training (32 hours), supervision of cases with all sessions videotaped, reviewed, and discussed (20 hours), for four clinical cases (60 hours). Within the Department of Defense, one of the most experienced therapist using Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
|Fina, B.A., Wright, E.C., Lichner, T., Borah, A., & Foa, E.B. (in press). Common Challenges in Conducting Prolonged Exposure Therapy with Active Duty Service Members: Case Discussion and Strategies for Intervention Social Work in Mental Health 2014 Sep;.