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Director of Counseling and Disability Services
Jane Buckingham holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University New England. With more than twenty years as a mental health professional, she is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), a nationally certified counselor (NCC), and a trained mediator. Her areas of clinical interest include intercultural issues, spirituality, transitions, gender and identity, women’s health, stress reduction, and social justice. Jane’s responsibilities encompass mental health support and disability services for students of SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad. In addition, she was a founding member of the World Learning Disability Working Group.
Jane speaks Spanish and has lived in Spain and France. Her travels have also taken her to Latin America, Morocco, China, Australia, the Solomon Islands, and Western Europe. As the recipient of a Winthrop grant, Jane was selected to conduct research on healing practices for mental health conditions in Kenya. Her professional development has included training in diversity, cross-cultural counseling, Reiki healing, mindfulness and Buddhist psychology, American Sign Language, and disability issues. Jane is a justice of the peace in the town of Brattleboro, Vermont. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, gardening, and meditation.