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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should include 1) your specific interest in the position; 2) your skills and experience that directly relate to this position; and 3) your approach to understanding the perspectives of colleagues and community partners from different backgrounds and different cultural viewpoints.

The Department of Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, energetic, highly motivated, and organized individual to join the TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) as a Clinical Consultant, Research Area Specialist Senior.

Job Summary

The mission of TRAILS ( is to provide access to evidence-based mental health services for all students in schools. TRAILS partners with a wide variety of community stakeholders throughout Michigan and beyond to build capacity within K-12 schools so that their students affected by mental illnesses and mental health challenges are best supported. TRAILS provides clinical resources, training, and implementation support to school and community mental health professionals with the aim of improving student health and social and educational outcomes, as well as, promoting health and healthcare equity. TRAILS has a particular focus with partnering with under-resourced communities with elevated Medicaid enrollment.  Current major initiatives are centered in Michigan, Colorado, and Massachusetts.

The Clinical Consultant will work closely with TRAILS project staff to provide trainings, consultation, and coaching support to community mental health providers and school-based professionals learning and implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness skills, and develop associated materials to be hosted on the TRAILS website ( The Clinical Consultant will be expected to attain familiarity with and proficiency in all program-related resources.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

Learning and working in environments designed for diversity, equity and inclusivity are necessary for TRAILS to address the vast inequities in access to evidence-based mental health care for young people of color and other marginalized populations.  In addition to collaborating with faculty and staff on projects that explicitly focus on DE&I, TRAILS uses inclusive design and implementation processes in all of our work. Individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education and healthcare settings are strongly encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ individuals. For more information, please visit our website:


The Clinical Consultant will primarily provide clinical case consultation and coaching to community and school based mental health providers. Clinical Consultants must have extensive expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help participating providers practice and learn the CBT skills associated with the project. Consultants will provide consultation; and regular contact with trainees will be expected via in-person meeting, phone, email, and/or teleconference. Coaching and consultation will entail review of clinical tools and resources, discussion of upcoming client or group sessions, role-play practice of specific treatment skills, attendance or co-facilitation of live sessions, and feedback to providers regarding their delivery of CBT or Mindfulness techniques.

When not providing consultation or coaching, Clinical Consultants will support the ongoing development and revision of current clinical materials, develop and improve trainings, present at conferences, and more.

The Clinical Consultant will work with other TRAILS team members to accomplish the following priority program objectives: 

  1. Maintain a thorough library of evidence-based tools for implementation of CBT and mindfulness in the school setting hosted on the TRAILS website
  2. Provide quality trainings to community and school-based partners in CBT, mindfulness, self-care, and other evidence-based approaches
  3. Provide implementation support to community and school-based partners 

This position will report to the TRAILS Clinical Supervisor.

Required Qualifications*

  • Extensive knowledge of CBT is essential
  • Graduation from a college or university with a master’s degree in social work, public health, psychology, counseling, or a related field
  • Five (5) to six (6) years of related experience
  • Three (3) to eight (8) years of extensive work experience in research, mental health, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Ability to travel within and outside of Michigan within the United States to provide trainings
  • Experience and demonstrated skill with public speaking and presenting to large audiences (100-500 participants)
  • Highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills and strong attention to detail 
  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills is essential as is the ability to manage time and work efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and also function collaboratively in a team environment
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a background in community partnered activities, health services, and those that have extensive experience working with children, youth, or young adults in clinical or school settings

Desired Qualifications*

  • PhD, PsyD, or similar degree
  • Familiarity with school-based service delivery models, such as multi-tiered systems of support
  • Familiarity with dissemination and implementation science
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and community-based mental health professionals
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility within an evolving community participatory research project
  • Research experience and experience with data management and analysis is preferred

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Work Locations

NCRC, Bldg 520, 1600 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI

Additional Information

This is not a primarily remote position, however, due to COVID-19, the responsibilities of this role will be performed remotely until further notice. Candidates do not need to be located in Ann Arbor or Michigan, but preference may be given to local candidates.

Excellent benefits are available, for details, see

The salary for this position will be based upon the selected candidate’s education and experience. The

Background Screening

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

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.