Student Program

Denver Family Institute, established in 1982, is the oldest couples and family therapy training program in Colorado. From its inception, the program has focused on developing therapists adept at providing strength-based, systemic therapy to individuals, couples and families. This is done through a unique combination of academic, experiential coursework and supervision.


Our recent alumni survey of graduates of DFI confirms our belief that the coursework, supervision, mentoring and collegial support provide excellent preparation for success as a couples and family therapist. The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at DFI is COAMFTE accredited by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.