Denver Family Institute

MFT Program Application

Applications for the fall 2022 cohort will open on January 1, 2022.

DFI is accepting Internship and  Post-Graduate applications for our Fall 2021 cohort!  If you are a  Post-Graduate looking for training and supervision focused on couples and family licensure or a Pre-Graduate / Intern who needs clinical hours and supervision to graduate this is a perfect program for you. 

Interested in learning more about DFI?  Sign up for an informational session here.

Please contact our admissions team with any questions:

*Please note that in applying to DFI you understand that you are committing to a two year training program.

Application Steps:

Step 1: Submit an Online Application

The online application includes the following items:

  • Resume or CV

  • Signed copy of DFI’s Non-Discrimination Policy

  • Statement of Intent Essay –
    This essay should include your interest in MFT as a profession and your interest in the DFI program. Tell us how this program fits with your professional goals and who you are as a person. Essays may include, but are not limited to: background and experiences with MFT, how you decided to pursue MFT, what you will bring to the program, your strengths and weaknesses as a potential MFT, and what you want out of your time at DFI. Essay should be 2-3 pages, typed, double spaced.

Step 2: Pay the Application Fee

Pay the $50, non-refundable application fee via the link below. 

Step 3: Send Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation to DFI

1) DFI must receive transcripts from all schools attended by the applicant.
2) DFI must receive two (2) letters of recommendation for the applicant. 

All electronic official transcripts and letters of recommendation (preferred method) can be emailed to: 

All paper official transcripts and letters of recommendation can be mailed to:
DFI Admissions 
3600 S. Yosemite St  Suite 1050 
Denver, CO 80237

DFI is more than an MFT school, and more than a community mental health clinic. DFI is a place where the best and brightest graduate and postgraduate students come to learn how to be clinically competent therapists with the utmost of ethical integrity. Our student therapists care deeply about their clients and they truly do save lives. I love DFI for the positive impact we have on people’s lives, each and every day.

Dr. Neil Cannon

Faculty Member and Board Chair

Important Dates:

Application Due Dates (Fall 2021 Cohort):

  • Applications will be accepted through July 2, 2021 or until all positions in the cohort are filled. 
  • Apply today to secure your spot!

  • Please note that a deposit will be due upon acceptance to secure your place in the cohort. DFI is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2021 cohort!
  • Please contact our admissions team with any questions:

Important Dates after Acceptance (Fall 2021 Cohort):

  • July 30, 2021 – New Student Orientation and 2nd Year Welcome Lunch for all new Fall 2021 students 
  • August 16, 2021 – Interns at DFI begin – Intern Orientation 
  • August 27, 2021 – Clinic Training for all new Fall 2020 students 
  • September 6, 2021 – New Fall 2020 students begin supervision and are able to begin seeing clients at the clinic 
  • September 15, 2021 – Classes start for all new Fall 2021 students