In their words...

We are integrating best diagnostic practices with a family-centered approach. We try to consider all factors when we make a diagnosis, develop and implement a treatment plan for a child.

Dr. Fiona Miller, Clinical Psychologist

About MARI & Our Centers

Welcome to the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI), which is comprised of the University Center for Language and Literacy; the University Psychological Clinic; and The University Center for Child and Family. Since 2009, Dr. Cheryl King has been leading MARI and has been a driving force behind its mission to serve the university and the broader community with evidence-based clinical services and educational opportunities of the highest quality in order to assist individuals, couples and families with difficulties in adjustment, learning, and communication. 

MARI has several important institute-wide initiatives to enhance scholarly understanding and research related to its mission, and to facilitate community education and discussion.


The University Center for the Child and Family

UCCF offers a collaborative and caring approach to helping find solutions for each family's difficult challenges. We are committed to serving children, adolescents, and families in our community. Our multidisciplinary staff offers a range of mental health services.  

University Center for Language and Literacy

The University Center for Language and Literacy

UCLL offers language and literacy services to adults and children from Southeast Michigan and beyond. University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) is a program offered at UCLL.

U-M Psychological Clinic

U-M Psychological Clinic

The Psychological Clinic offers therapy to adults 18 and older for many difficulties and concerns, including depression and anxiety, problems with personal relationships; school and career difficulties.