Student Training

Thank you for your interest in training with MHS!


MHS has been an active training site in the Twin Cities since 2002. We have an annual fall cohort of approximately 12 students. MHS works closely with academic programs to provide training to students in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, and clinical social work.

The training year starts the week before Labor Day and lasts 9 months. Students are on site a minimum of 20-25 hours per week. Students will be on site Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Students can be placed in any of our four locations – Edina, Woodbury, Plymouth, and Roseville. Students may need to be on site additional days to accommodate schedules, training needs, or interests.


A training experience at MHS includes:

  • In-depth training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Co-facilitation and independent facilitation of a DBT group
  • Provision of individual therapy
  • Committed clinical supervisors who value students, supervision, and the supervision process
  • Multidisciplinary team case consultation meetings
  • Staff trainings on a variety of topics within the mental health field. Examples include suicidality and safety planning, ethics, business and insurance, theoretical orientation, electronic health records and record keeping
  • Opportunities to attend MHS sponsored trainings off site


Interested in more information? 

Any questions regarding the training opportunities can be directed to the Training Director, Dr. Chris Wachholz at or 952-460-9036.


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