Dr. Brenda Mack
Brenda Mack, DSW, MSW, LICSW, is a behavioral health and wellness consultant, trainer, presenter, researcher, and an associate professor in the Social Work department at Bemidji State University (BSU).
Before joining the faculty at BSU, Brenda worked for 20 years as a program manager, outpatient and in-home therapist, and mobile behavioral health crisis responder for a community mental health center. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota and a doctorate in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
Brenda grew up in a farm family in East Grand Forks, MN and is currently married to a fourth generation small crop farmer. She lives the ups and downs of an ag-related life. Brenda believes in self-care, collaborative support, and resiliency-building practices to increase the joy and happiness in her life. She is passionate about sharing evidence-informed, culturally-responsive strategies to address stress and burnout among educators, health and human service providers, other helping professionals, farmers, ranchers, their families, and individuals associated with the agricultural industry.