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School-Based Consultation

MC3 offers psychiatry consultation and behavioral health education in select ISDs in Michigan. These consultations and education are provided to licensed school mental health professionals through the following key offerings:
  • Group clinical consultation with MC3 consulting specialists to discuss students for behavioral health guidance and recommendations
  • Web-based trainings on topics of interest to assist in managing behavioral health conditions
  • Reflective consultation with MC3 consulting specialists to help manage challenging emotions
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What is group clinical consultation?

Group clinical consultation gives licensed behavioral health professionals in the school setting the opportunity to discuss complex students and receive behavioral health recommendations from our consulting specialists including child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, and a local MC3 Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC). Behavioral health resource recommendations are provided by local BHCs. Group consultation is scheduled monthly from October through May during a day and time that works best for the team.

What is reflective consultation?

Reflective consultation is a relationship-based approach where a mental health professional explores their thoughts and feelings about their work with a qualified consultant to help manage powerful emotions that often accompany the work. Reflective consultation can help identify and appreciate positive experiences and better identify ways to improve practice and service delivery. It can also be useful when clinicians have had more challenging experiences by helping them to process and learn from them.

MC3 can facilitate reflective consultation sessions for groups of licensed school behavioral health professionals via either a U-M provider or by training a member of the ISD team to offer this important form of consultation to support their team.

What is not included?

MC3 is not an emergency service. MC3 psychiatrists do not prescribe medication or provide ongoing treatment but support providers as they provide care.

Who is eligible?

Licensed school mental health professionals who work in select ISDs are eligible to receive these school-based services. If you work in an ISD in Michigan that is not yet participating in MC3 consultation and are interested in learning more, contact us.

MC3 School-Based Training Recordings

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Across the Lifespan (presented by Kristen Kalymon, Ph.D., on 11/14/23)

Child Trauma Presentations in School Settings: An Attachment-Informed Perspective (presented by Jessica Riggs, Ph.D., on 2/29/24)

School Avoidance: Strategies for Supporting and Re-Engaging Anxious Students (presented by Jami Socha, Ph.D., on 5/17/24)

This resource is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award (Award Number: 2 U4CMC32321-06-01) totaling $1,016,880 with 20% financed with State of Michigan resources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit