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Katy Dondanville, PsyD, ABPP

Program Director

Katy Dondanville, Psy.D., ABPP, is an Associate Professor and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Dondanville is the Director for the STRONG STAR Training Initiative which is a grant funded implementation and dissemination program for evidence-based psychological treatments. Since 2017, the Training Initiative has trained more than 2000 mental health providers across 42 states, Canada, and England disseminating evidence-based treatments to thousands of individuals with PTSD, suicide, insomnia, and nightmares. She has consulted with numerous community organizations and clinicians regarding the successful implementation of evidence-based treatments. Dr. Dondanville’s research focus is on improving access to and the delivery of evidence-based treatments. She is an experienced mentor of junior faculty and 24 clinical psychology postdoctoral fellows. She has published approximately 75 scientific manuscripts and given over 150 presentations at research conferences and meetings.

Brooke Fina, LCSW, BCD

Director of Training

Brooke A. Fina, LCSW, BCD, is an Associate Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UT Health San Antonio and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the Director of Training for the STRONG STAR Training Initiative, a national program dedicated to providing access to quality, evidence-based treatment to clinicians and organizations that service trauma exposed populations. She is a clinician, trainer, and facilitates the implementation of treatment programs for PTSD and suicide. She specializes in Prolonged Exposure (PE) as a trainer and consultant, and in Crisis Response Plan for suicide prevention. As a part of the leadership team of the Training Initiative, she is a subject matter expert in the training and implementation of trauma focused treatment programs. She has consulted with 100s of mental health providers and community organizations regarding the successful implementation of PTSD treatment programs, consulted with managed care entities, and published outcomes in peer-reviewed journals.

Stefanie T. LoSavio, PhD, ABPP

Associate Director

Stefanie T. LoSavio, PhD, ABPP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UT Health San Antonio and a licensed psychologist, board certified in the Behavioral and Cognitive specialty by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. LoSavio specializes in evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including cognitive processing therapy (CPT), prolonged exposure (PE), and written exposure therapy (WET). She is a national CPT trainer and regularly provides consultation for research trials and training initiatives. Dr. LoSavio has also served as an implementation consultant, providing organizational consultation to sites working to integrate evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment into their clinical settings. In her research, Dr. LoSavio studies the effectiveness of interventions for PTSD and adaptations to treatments and training methods to increase the reach of evidence-based care.

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