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Job Summary

The primary function of this position will be to perform diagnostic interviews and conduct severity ratings for study participants. The applicant will also perform weekly therapy sessions in accordance to study protocols. Populations will range from pediatric to adult with a focus on mental health evaluation and treatment.


Diagnostic Assessments and Severity Ratings:
The Department of Psychiatry is looking for a part-time clinician to perform interview assessments (e.g Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (KSADS), the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS)) and clinician-rated scales as part of ongoing research projects including, but not limited to anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and conduct disorder (CD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Therapy Sessions:
Candidates will conduct weekly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or control therapy sessions within a pediatric population (ages 7-17). Sessions follow a study protocol requiring adherence to timelines and structure.

Additional responsibilities:
Additional responsibilities may include screening potential research candidates, consenting, and other duties as assigned. Opportunity to participate in additional research projects may be available to qualified candidates.

Required Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor’s degree in related field and 1-3 years-related experience required.
  • Strong Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills required as well as experience working with children and families.
  • Knowledge of DSM-V diagnostic criteria.
  • Flexibility in hours and time per week is required as assessments/therapy occur evenings and weekends primarily.
  • The position requires careful and accurate documentation including writing up clinical/research summaries and completing clinician rated measures in a timely manner.
  • Participation in group meetings and discussions for training and reliability as well as attendance in supervision meetings is required.   
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel to East Lansing as requested is also necessary.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Advanced degree in social work or psychology.
  • Applicants with experience conducting semi-structured diagnostic assessments as indicated above will be considered most qualified.
  • Knowledge and experience with severity ratings scales (e.g. Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale) is also preferred.
  • Limited (supervision is available) or full licensure to practice in the State of Michigan is preferred.
  • A two-year commitment is expected with this role.

Work Schedule

Working hours will be primarily 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM on weekdays or between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekends.

Work Locations

4250 Plymouth Rd., Rachel Upjohn Building.
Possible travel to East Lansing on occasion.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.