Amanda W. Bequette, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Dr. Amanda Bequette earned her B.A. in Psychology and her doctorate in Social Psychology at Saint Louis University. As an applied researcher Dr. Bequette provided support for CDC-funded projects in community preparedness and health communication at SLU’s the School of Public Health. Dr. Bequette then moved to the Missouri Institute of Mental Health. As research faculty at MIMH, her research included evaluating federal and local grant-funded projects supporting mental health program implementation, early childhood social and emotional health programs, child advocacy, and training in child-traumatic stress and trauma-informed programming.
Dr. Bequette’s coursework focuses on child advocacy, child and adolescent development, and traumatic stress in childhood and adolescence. Her courses are offered through the Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Bequette has served as a professional development trainer for MIMH's continuing education center and is a member of the St. Louis Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition.