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Fina, Brooke A LCS

School of Medicine

Brooke A. Fina, MSW, LCSW, BCD, is an Assistant Professor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) the by American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. She provides clinical services for the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR) Research Consortium, and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) at the Fort Hood military installation in Killeen, Texas. The Health Science Center?s STRONG STAR Consortium involves over 150 of the nation?s leading experts conducting multiple clinical trials to determine the most effective treatments for PTSD, sleep disorders, suicidality, and related conditions in active duty military personnel, with over 65 million dollars in federal funding supporting clinical trials at STRONG STAR`s Fort Hood site. Her primary duties are as a Research Psychotherapist, Clinical Trainer and Supervisor, as well as the Suicide Risk Advisor for the STRONG STAR Consortium and Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. Ms. Fina earned her Master of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She completed a 2-year trauma fellowship in the Health Science Center?s Department of Psychiatry. She specializes in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for combat-related PTSD, has extensive training and is nationally certified as a Master Clinician and Clinical Supervisor in PE. Additionally, she completed national certification programs in Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) for PTSD, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), and in the assessment and diagnosis of PTSD. Her primary professional interests are in training and service delivery of military culturally competent, evidence-based assessment and treatment for PTSD, suicide, and related conditions. She is actively involved in conducting national workshops and trainings for providers treating military-connected populations.

9/2017 - Present Associate Professor/Research The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX