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Dondanville, Katherine A.

School of Medicine
Psychiatry
254-288-2149
dondanville@uthscsa.edu

Katherine Dondanville, Psy.D., is an Assistant Professor and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Dondanville serves as the Chief of Psychology for the Fort Hood Site of STRONG STAR. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing the clinical activities across 4 Randomized Controlled Treatment Trials and various other research studies at Fort Hood. She also serves as a research cognitive-behavioral therapist, clinical supervisor for postdoctoral fellows, and research co-investigator for the STRONG STAR Multidisciplinary PTSD Research Consortium at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. She earned a masters and doctoral degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Dondanville specialized in health psychology and evidence-based treatments during her graduate studies. She completed an American Psychological Association Accredited pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship and a postdoctoral fellowship with the Trauma Recovery Services Team at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Hospital in Loma Linda, CA. While on fellowship, Dr. Dondanville specialized in evidence-based assessment and treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Dr. Dondanville has had extensive training and is nationally certified in individual and group Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi). She has also completed national certification programs in the assessment and diagnosis of PTSD and insomnia. The STRONG STAR Research Consortium at Fort Hood is the largest center for clinical trials in the Department of Defense (DoD) targeting PTSD and related conditions. Dr. Dondanville serves as a clinical supervisor and research mentor for postdoctoral fellows and masters-level staff. She is also actively involved in the professional development and mentorship of postgraduate research associates who are seeking admission into doctoral degree programs. Dr. Dondanvilles research focus is on improving access to and the delivery of evidence-based treatments. Specifically, she is interested in examining patient and provider factors that may prevent patients from engaging in evidence-based treatments.

9/2012 - Present Assistant Professor/Research The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX

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