Mindpath College Health, Minneapolis

Graduate Internship Program

Help create new opportunities for student growth through therapy and collaboration

Acacia Counseling and Wellness is now Mindpath College Health

Our Offerings

Mindpath College Health is made up of a diverse variety of mental health clinicians who are actively involved in the training program with practicum students. Join a team that has a wide variety of specialty areas including depression, anxiety, identity issues, relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family conflict, grief, stress, and more.

LeViness, P., Gorman, K., Braun, L. Koenig, L., & Bershad, C. 2019. Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors Annual Survey: 2019. Indianapolis, ID. Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. aucccd.org.

Training Focus

Assess

In-depth training in diagnostic assessment and individual outpatient therapy, with group and couples therapy based on referrals.

Learn

Opportunity to learn from clinicians in practice, as well as feedback provided by peers and supervisors through the use of shadowing and video recorded sessions.

Develop

Focus on multiple aspects of diversity, including, but not limited to, multiculturalism and the development of cultural humility.

Grow

Exposure to a variety of theoretical orientations, interventions, and case conceptualizations.

Engage

Developmental and competency-based supervision, with a minimum of one hour of individual and group supervision weekly.

Teach

Participate in all-staff consultation and staff meetings on a weekly basis. Present to staff on an area of particular interest or expertise (Mindfulness, Grief and Loss, Toxic Masculinity, Health at Every Size, etc.)

Deadlines

  • Master’s level applications are accepted from January 14 through February 6, 2022.
  • At this time we are not accepting applications for Doctoral level students.
  • Application review and invitations for interviews begin February 7, 2022.
  • Interviews for a subset of applicants will be scheduled for the week of February 14, 2022.

Required Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV/Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcript of Graduate Training

Email complete application materials to Paul Blaske at paul.blaske@mindpath.com.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed for practicum placement.

Paul Blaske

Training Director

Clinical Counselor

Paul Blaske

Training Director, Clinical Counselor

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Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Stress Management, Academic Concerns, Life Transition, Acculturation, Relationships, Mindfulness, Group Therapy, Emerging Adulthood & Adolescence

Therapeutic Approach

Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed

About

The journey into therapy takes tremendous courage, and I appreciate the opportunity to provide a collaborative pathway towards personal growth for everyone who steps into my office.

My journey into community mental health began after finishing a master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Since then, I have been privileged to help individuals with diverse life stories work through their unique concerns. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy with a foundation in humanistic psychology that provides a non-judgmental space to meet your individualized treatment goals. In a typical session we might focus on untangling maladaptive thought patterns, reauthoring challenging life stories, processing complex emotions, or using mindfulness to quiet a busy brain. Together we will create a path towards overcoming ingrained anxieties, developing self compassion, and affirming yourself as the expert in your life.

Personally, I love living in the Twin Cities and experiencing all four seasons of Minnesota. I find pleasure in exploring the varieties of art, especially music and live performance. On any given Friday night I might find myself at a local concert venue, playing board games with friends, or just relaxing at home with my family and animals. Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little about me!