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Andrea Bjornestad

Andrea Bjornestad, Assistant Professor, Extension Mental Health Specialist

Title

Associate Professor & SDSU Extension Mental Health Specialist

Office Building

Wenona Hall

Office

302

Mailing Address

Wenona Hall 302
Counseling & Human Development-Box 0507
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Education

Ph.D. University of South Dakota
MA University of South Dakota
BS South Dakota State University

Academic Interests/Expertise

group counseling, service learning, marriage and family therapy

Extension Responsibilities

Mental Health Specialist

Awards and Honors

E. Gordon Poling Administrator Award, South Dakota Counseling Association, 2019

Outstanding Extension Faculty, College of EHS, 2019

College of Education & Human Sciences Outstanding Researcher, 2018

Outstanding Early Career Faculty for Research, College of EHS, 2017

Outstanding Professional Teaching Award, North Central Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, 2016

SDSU Sewrey Colloquium Speaker in Research/Scholarship, 2015

Post-Secondary School Counselor of the Year, Minnesota School Counselors Association, 2014

Post-Secondary School Counselor of the Year, Southeast Minnesota School Counselors Association, 2014

Student Practitioner Award, International Association of Marriage & Family Counselors, 2009

Grants

USDA/NIFA $7,187,000 Rudolphi (PI) 2020 – current
North Central Farm and Ranch Assistance Center: Engaging Programs to Support Producer Wellbeing
Role: Co-PI

USDA/NIFA $19,262 Skidmore (PI) 2021
Farm Stress Employee Training and Technical Assistance Team
Role: Consultant

USDA/NIFA $3,000 Skidmore (PI) 2020
Farm Stress Employee Training and Technical Assistance Team
Role: Consultant

USDA/NIFA $25,000 Skidmore (PI) 2019
Farm Stress Employee Training and Technical Assistance Team
Role: Consultant

USDA/NIFA $720,000 Schoch (PI) 2018 – 2020
Tatanka Ki Owetu “The Renewal”
Role: Co-PI

North Central Regional $24,683 Henning-Smith (PI) 2018 – 2019
Center For Rural Development
Innovative Models of Mental Health Care for Farmers and Farm Families
Role: Co-PI

United States Army $241,644 Bjornestad (PI) 2017 – 2020
Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Improving Officer-Soldier Relationships Through Active Listening Skills Training
Role: PI

North Central Regional $24,973 Bjornestad (PI) 2017 – 2018
Center for Rural Development
Rural Mental Health: Understanding Stress and Depression in Farmers and Ranchers
Role: PI

SDSU Research/Scholarship $1,950 Prosch (PI) 2017 – 2018
Support Fund
The Impact of Physical Activity on Stress and Depression in Farmers
Role: Co-PI

SDSU Women & Giving $2,000 Bjornestad (PI) 2015 – 2016
Called to Serve: A Military Women’s Leadership Conference
Role: PI

SDSU Scholarly $3,000 Bjornestad (PI) 2015 – 2016
Excellence Fund
Developing a Wellness Inventory for Military Service Members & Veterans
Role: PI

SDSU Research/Scholarship $1,800 Bjornestad (PI) 2015 – 2016
Support Fund
The Relationship Between Symptoms of Depression and Social Support in Farmers
Role: PI

SDSU Women & Giving $1,500 Bjornestad (PI) 2014 – 2015
Called to Serve: A Women’s Wellness Series
Role: PI

Bush Grant, Winona State $15,000 Cigrand (PI) 2013 – 2014
University
Institute for Educational Innovation
Role: Co-PI

Learning and Community $500 Bjornestad (PI) 2013 – 2014
Engagement (LaCE) Curriculum Grant
Service-Learning in Professional School Counseling: Conducting a Needs Assessment
Role: PI

Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, North Central Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, South Dakota Counseling Association

Area(s) of Research

supporting military veterans and dependents, impact of PTSD on military veterans and dependents, secondary trauma in military spouses, farm/ranch family wellness, rural mental health

Department(s)

Open Prairie

Open PRAIRIE - Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange

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