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Hall-Clark, Brittany Nicole PhD

School of Medicine

Dr. Brittany N. Hall-Clark is an Assistant Profesor and Licensed Psychologist within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She attained her B.A. from the University of Southern California, graduating summa cum laude in 2005 with a double major in psychology and English and a Spanish minor. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She has conducted research on acculturative stress, racial identity, and culturally sensitive anxiety treatment. She has also examined the roles of culturally relevant variables such as spirituality, prejudice, discrimination, and racial themes in psychotic symptoms. Dr. Hall-Clark completed a 2-year fellowship with STRONG STAR, a multidisciplinary PTSD research consortium. Dr. Hall-Clark specializes in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for combat-related PTSD, Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD as well as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and nightmares. At the Ft. Hood site of STRONG STAR, she is a cognitive-behavioral research therapist treating active duty Soldiers for several randomized clinical trials, including Dr. Edna Foa`s study to examine the efficacy of PE with active duty Soldiers, Dr. Stacey Young-McCaughan`s study to examine the role of exercise in the treatment of PTSD symptoms, and Dr. Daniel Taylor`s study to examine the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Her professional interests include translational research, the influence of cultural variables on mental health, racial/ethnic differences in PTSD symptom presentation, and provider cultural competence.

9/2013 - Present Assistant Professor/Research The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX