Department : Mary A. Rackham Institute

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 9948
Program Type: Post Doctoral
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Michigan
Department: Mary A. Rackham Institute
Address: 500 E. Washington St., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
Distance from Major City: 35 miles west of Detroit, MI
Phone: 734-764-3471x
Fax: 734-764-8128
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • University Counseling Center
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 2006
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Postdoctoral Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead Director: Michelle Van Etten Lee
Chief Psychologist: Bruno Giordani
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Non-Psychologist Staff/Faculty who Supervise Post-docs 4
Position Information
Start Date: 08/19/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 42000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $42,000 stipend is for first year; 2nd year stipend is $43,000 Our fellows work in a hybrid office model, part time onsite and part time working virtually. Our clinics are closed from Dec. 24-Jan 1.
Brief description of the typical work day for a postdoc at this training site On a given day, postdocs are likely to have a mix of direct client hours (individual psychotherapy, possibly group or couples psychotherapy, and/or testing as well), supervision, provision of supervision to junior trainees, team case conference and/or seminar, and administration/preparation time. Fellows occasionally also engage in community outreach and/or scholarly activity. Fellows work 45-50 hours/week. Over the week, activity breakdown is as follows: Provision of direct clinical services (18 hours/week for child fellows; 20 for adult fellows); Individual Supervision 2 hrs/wk; Group Supervision 0-1.5 hrs/wk; Supervision of Junior Trainees 1-3 hrs/wk; Didactics and Meetings 1-2 hr/wk; Team Case Conference 1.5 hr/wk; Outreach/Research/Special Projects 5-7 hrs/wk; Clinical Documentation/Indirect time 10-14 hrs/wk.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Postdoctoral Application Process
Application Due Date: 12/15/2023 11:59 PM EST
How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Michigan, Duke University, Wayne State University, Bowling Green State University, Rosalind Franklin University, University of Miami, Boston University, Northern Illinois University, Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Clark University, Loyola University, Alliant International University, Tulane University, Adler University, University of Windsor,
The program uses the APPA Centralized Application Service: Yes
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 01/05/2024
Tentative interview date: Child & ASD: 01/17/24; Adult: 01/22/24
Interview process description:

Interviews will be required and all virtual. Candidates will attend an overview session and Q & A with the Training Director and the Clinic Director, attend a case discussion/team meeting, will meet or be connected to talk with current or former fellows, and will interview with multiple supervising faculty. 

Please join us for a Postdoctoral Fellowship Open House on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 9:00-10:00 EST:

Adult track:

Child Track:

ASD Track:

Postdoctoral Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work in the US is Required Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada is Required: No
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement: No. We do not require trainees to sign any statements to this effect. Our program abides by the University of Michigan policy on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: COVID-19 vaccinations are now recommended but not required for all University of Michigan students and staff, across all three campuses. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website ( This policy includes trainees, fellows, interns, and volunteers at our institute.
Program Description

We are recruiting 3 postdoctoral positions, including one in each of these tracks: General Child track (Child), Autism-Spectrum Disorder concentration within the Child track (ASD), and Adult track (Adult).

The University of Michigan Mary A. Rackham Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program is designed to provide advanced training in professional psychology to qualified postdoctoral psychologists. Training is based in either the Psychological Clinic, a multidisciplinary training-focused adult outpatient center, or the University Center for the Child and Family, a comparable clinic serving children, adolescents and families. Both clinics have a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, and offer a hybrid office model working part time onsite and part time virtually. The training prepares fellows for licensure in the State of Michigan (or any other state with similar requirements) through a one year full time program that provides robust, advanced training in many key professional competencies (two year option is available by mutual consent). These competencies include assessment and diagnosis, psychological testing, intervention including individual and group therapy (also family therapy in the child clinic and couples therapy in both clinics), consultation and interdisciplinary collaboration, multicultural competencies, clinical teaching and supervision, professionalism, ethical and legal standards, and leadership/administrative skills. These competencies are enhanced through direct clinical service with supervision from expert clinicians, participation in seminars and clinical meetings and conferences, consultation with other professionals outside the Clinic, teaching of seminars to psychology interns and social work students, supervision of clinical work conducted by junior social work and psychology students, and participation in senior staff meetings.  ASD-concentrations can include training in both ASD diagnostic evaluations and intervention (psychotherapy, onsite or in-home/in-school ABA) with possibility of hours accrual toward BCBA licensure. 

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Family Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: Telehealth


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Note: All fellows may opt to engage in psychological testing including ADHD, LD and ASD testing. Family therapy is an exposure experience for Child fellows, and Couples therapy is optional experience for Adult and Child fellows. Group therapy is an optional training experience for Adult fellows. Providing supervision is part of fellowship. Telehealth may also be a focus area.

We work with fellows to develop an individualized training plan to meet their needs.

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Postdoctoral Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 6 12 15 14 15 13
Where did Former Postdoctoral Fellows Go (1st Placement)?
Total Number of post-docs:
Still a Postdoctoral Fellow:
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0