Sara Buckingham

Sara Buckingham

Assistant Professor
Clinical-Community Psychology Ph.D. Program
SSB 303F
(907) 786-1767
sbuckingham@alaska.edu
https://crossroadsresearch.wixsite.com/collective

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Services Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2017
    • Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited) and Community & Applied Social Psychology
    • Doctoral Internship (APA-accredited), University of Vermont, 2016–2017
  • M.A., Human Services Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2013
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, 2010
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Northern Colorado, 2010

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PSY A372: Community Psychology
  • PSY A375: Social Psychology
  • PSY A612: Human Development in a Cultural Context
  • PSY A629: Intervention II
  • PSY A653: Clinical Practicum 
  • PSY A658: Qualitative Analysis
  • PSY A670: Psychotherapy Internship

Professional & Department Service

  • Faculty, Ph.D. Program in Clinical/Community Psychology
  • Chair, Internship Committee, Ph.D. Program in Clinical/Community Psychology
  • Licensed Psychologist, Pro-Bono Psychological Services for Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, Asylees
  • Co-Chair, Immigrant Justice Working Group, Society for Community Research and Action (APA Division 27)
  • Editorial Board Member, Community Psychology in Global Perspective
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Multiple Journals

Research Interests

  • How people enact culture over time (‘acculturation’) and how this impacts their multidimensional wellbeing
  • How communities shape their members’ acculturation
  • How established community members and newer community members (e.g., immigrants, refugees) develop and interact in shared communities
  • How families resiliently navigate cultural differences (‘acculturation gaps’)
  • Culturally-congruent, linguistically-appropriate, evidence-based psychological services for forced migrants
  • Family engagement in psychological services
  • Approaches to conducting community-engaged qualitative and mixed methods participatory research
  • Approaches to disseminating and translating research for diverse stakeholders

Publications

Buckingham, S. L., Becker, K. D., Reding, M., Chorpita, B., & Daleiden E. (advanced online publication). Managing and adapting practice: Provider perceptions of an evidence-informed framework for delivering mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. doi:10.1007/s10488-019-00957-8 

Buckingham, S. L., & *Suarez-Pedraza, M. C. (2019). ‘It has cost me a lot to adapt to here’: The divergence of real acculturation from ideal acculturation impacts Latinx immigrants’ psychosocial wellbeing. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 89, 406–419. doi:10.1037/ort0000329

Scott, J. T. B., Larson, J., Buckingham, S. L., Maton, K. I., & Crowley, M. (2019). Bridging the research-policy divide: Pathways to engagement and skill development. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 89, 434–441. doi:10.1037/ort0000389

Fedi, A., Mannarini, T., Brodsky, A. E., Rochira, A., Buckingham, S. L., Emery, L. R., Godsay, S, Scheibler, J. E., Miglietta, A., & Gattino, S. (2019). Acculturation in the discourse of immigrants and receiving community members. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 89, 1–15. doi:10.1037/ort0000325

*Snyder, J., *Skirko, S., *Golden, D., *Gat, N., Buckingham, S. L., & ^Spatrisano, I. (2019, Spring). Working alongside refugees in mental health. The Community Psychologist, 52, 35–37.

Buckingham, S. L., Brodsky, A. E., Fedi, A., Mannarini, T., Rochira, A., Emery, L. R., & Godsay, S., Miglietta, A., & Gattino, S. (2018). Shared communities: A multinational qualitative study of immigrant and receiving community member. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62, 23–40. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12255

Society for Community Research and Action (2018). Statement on the effects of deportation and forced separation on immigrants, their families, and communities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62, 3–12. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12256

Authors: Langhout, R. D., Buckingham, S. L., Oberoi, A., Chavez, N., Rusch, D., Esposito, F., & Suarez-Balcazar, Y.

Buckingham, S. L., & *Vargas Garcia, K. (2018). Making sense of complex relations: Using explanatory mixed methods to understand Latinx immigrants’ acculturation in disparate socio-ecological contexts. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Buckingham, S. L., Emery, L. R., Godsay, S., Brodsky, A. E., & Scheibler, J. E. (2018). 'You opened my mind': Latinx immigrant and receiving community interactional dynamics in the United States. Journal of Community Psychology, 46, 171–186. doi:10.1002/jcop.21931 

Buckingham, S. L., & Paiva-Salisbury, M. (2017, Summer). Enhancing evidence-based interventions for refugees. Trauma Psychology News (a publication of Division 56 of the American Psychological Association). Available at http://traumapsychnews.com/

Brodsky, A. E., Mannarini, T., Buckingham, S. L., & Scheibler, J. E. (2017). Kindred spirits in scientific revolution: Qualitative methods in community psychology. In M. A. Bond, C. B. Keys, & I. Serrano-Garcia (Eds.), APA Handbook of Community Psychology (pp. 75–90)Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Buckingham, S. L., Brandt, N. E., Becker, K. D., Gordon, D., & Cammack, N. (2016). Collaboration, empowerment, and advocacy: Consumer perspectives about treatment engagement. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 3702–3715. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0507-5

Brodsky, A. E., Buckingham, S. L., Scheibler, J. E., & Mannarini, T. (2016). Introduction to qualitative approaches. In L. Jason & D. Glenwick (Eds.), Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods (pp. 13–21)Bethesda, MD: Oxford University Press.   

Becker, K. D., Buckingham, S. L., Najarian, L. R., & Klein, E. (2016). The Common Elements of treatment engagement for clinically high-risk youth and youth with first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 10, 455–467.doi:10.1111/eip.12283

Becker, K. D., Buckingham, S. L., & Brandt, N. E. (2015). Engaging youth and families in school mental health services. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 24, 385–398. doi:10.1016/j.chc.2014.11.002

Buckingham, S. L., & Brodsky, A. E. (2015). ‘Our differences don’t separate us’: Immigrant families navigate intrafamilial acculturation gaps through diverse resilience processes. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3, 143–159. doi:10.1037/lat0000042

Becker, K. D., Kiser, L. J., Herr, S. R., Stapleton, L. M., Barksdale, C. L., & Buckingham, S. L. (2014). Changes in treatment engagement of youths and families with complex needs. Child and Youth Services Review, 46, 276–284. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.09.005

Karlin, N., Marrow, S., Weil, J., Baum, S., & Spencer, T. (2012). Social support, mood, and resiliency following a Peruvian natural disaster. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 17, 470–488. doi:10.1080/15325024.2012.6650

            * Indicates student co-author

Selected Recent Grants

Pilot Award ($82,653) for "Pilot Test of a Cultural Intervention to Enhance Alaska Native Students' Behavioral Health." American Indian/Alaska Native Clinical Translational Research Program (2019-2020), National Institute of Health.

Target Wellness Grant ($10,000) for "Improving and Increasing Linguistically Appropriate Psychological Services in Alaska." Mat-Su Health Foundation (2019-2023).

Project Development Award ($50,000) for "Cultural Identity and Behavioral Health among Alaska Native College Students." American Indian/Alaska Native Clinical Translational Research Program (2018-2019), National Institute of Health.

Public Policy Grant ($5,000) for "When Real Diverges from Ideal: How State-level Immigration Policies Impact Latina/o Immigrants' Acculturation and Wellbeing." Public Policy Committee (2015), Society for Community Research and Action.

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