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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 address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience (OCWR) in Michigan Medicine seeks a mental health therapist to be an integral part of the University of Michigan Medical Student Mental Health Program. The successful candidate will provide confidential evidence-based mental health counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, and debriefing services that promote the well-being of University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) medical students. Working collaboratively with the medical school faculty and staff (i.e. the Office of Medical Student Education’s Student Services team) and other well-being services within the University to serve medical students in a holistic manner and promote their personal and professional well-being.

The Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion across all areas of our work. We believe the diversity of people and perspectives enriches our group and the work we accomplish together as we strive toward our vision of well-being for all faculty and staff.


Counseling Support:

  • Provide individual, couple, and group counseling services to UMMS students presenting with a range of mental health and psychological concerns on matters related to personal, professional and academic well-being.
  • Serve as a counselor on-duty, providing brief assessment/intervention, crisis intervention and resource linkage for UMMS students seeking same-day support.
  • Perform a broad range of clinical services using evidence-based therapeutic methods for resolution of psychological and/or professional concerns, including assessment, conceptualization, and intervention.
  • Be inclusive, equity-oriented, and diversity-aware. We seek a professional committed to working with people with all worldviews, while advocating for inclusion of all persons.
  • Remain knowledgeable of current research and interventions to support medical student’s well-being, including factors associated with burnout, trauma, stress and grief in an academic health care environment.
  • Provide trauma-informed practices and initiatives that support UMMS student well-being and support a culture of safety.
  • Regularly engage in the new opt-out check-in program (M-Checks).
  • Partner with and provide linkage to peer support programming.
  • Provide mitigating interventions when critical incidents affect UMMS students by providing immediate crisis management, follow-up, and post-incident services.
  • Develop connections and cooperative relationships for referral (internal and external), coordination of care and case management.
  • Identify educational needs, develop and deliver psychoeducational workshops, trainings and presentations on subjects such as mental health in the workplace, suicide prevention, stigma reduction in help-seeking behaviors, the stress continuum, workplace resilience, grief/loss, substance use disorders and compassion practices.
  • Provide consultation to leaders on matters related to mental health, addressing emergent and urgent risks and make recommendations for risk reduction, case management, referrals, and follow-up.
  • Work flexible hours, including weekday evenings and occasional Saturdays.
  • Provide secondary clinical services for other trainees (residents, fellows), faculty or staff within Michigan Medicine, as needed.
  • Maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and adhere to relevant professional standards, ethics, and quality of care.

Administrative, Faculty and Departmental Support:             

  • Attend clinical and staff meetings as assigned and participate in committees within and outside the center.
  • Complete competency training regarding UMMS student curriculum and structure.
  • Represent the Office of Counseling & Workplace Resilience and the Medical Student Mental Health Program both within and outside the University through presentations and articles; serve on task forces as needed.
  • Partner with Deans, faculty, and staff from the Office of Medical Student Education when appropriate, or with student consent, in order to provide holistic support to medical students.

Required Qualifications*

  • Masters Degree or Ph.D./Psy.D. in a relevant social or behavioral science discipline (e.g. Counseling, Psychology, Social Work). Candidates must demonstrate relevant experience as a practicing mental health professional with clear progression in duties and responsibilities
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Michigan
  • Two to four years of experience with demonstrable skills in clinical mental health counseling with emerging adults and young professionals
  • Multicultural knowledge, competency, experience, and training working with our diverse community
  • Experience with a wide spectrum of evidence-based clinical work from mental health assessment, conceptualization, to crisis management
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, oral and written skills
  • Proficiency in use of telehealth services
  • Maintain the highest confidentiality standards and adhere to professional and ethical standards
  • Comfort working in an interdisciplinary setting with a wide range of trainees, faculty and staff

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in working in a large health system or an academic setting
  • Knowledge of organizational and consulting psychology and the ability to implement its applications
  • Knowledge of national trends in mental health and well-being in academic health systems

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Family medical leave

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, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  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.