Denver Family Institute

MFT Program Application

The Fall 2023 Cohort is currently full, please read below for details.

Admissions are currently closed for the Fall 2023 cohort. Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort will open in winter 2024. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates about information sessions and application deadlines.

Application Steps:

Step 1: Submit an Online Application

The online application includes the following items:

  • Resume or CV
  • 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 Official Undergraduate & Graduate Transcripts to DFI (From ALL Schools Attended)

Step 4: Send Two Letters of Recommendation to DFI

Please make sure to complete all required pieces of the application by the due date corresponding to your preferred interview round. An application will be considered complete when all items have been received. 

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

Recommendation letters should be provided by individuals who were in a supervisory or instructor capacity and can attest to your clinical knowledge and skills.

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 2023 Cohort):

  • 1st session – Feb 10, 2023
  • 2nd session – April 5, 2023 
  • 3rd session – May 31, 2023

Interviews are held approximately two weeks after each application due date. Applicants invited to interview will be notified via email. Upon submitting your application, please place a hold on your calendar for the corresponding interview date:

  • 1st Interview Opportunity Date: February 24, 2023, 9:30am 
  • 2nd Interview Opportunity Date: April 14, 2023, 9:30am 
  • 3rd Interview Opportunity Date: June 9, 2023, 9:30am

DFI is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2023 cohort!  Please contact our admissions team with any questions:

Important Dates after Acceptance (Fall 2023 Cohort):

  • 7/28/23 – New Student Orientation and First Ethics Class Session 
  • 8/18/23 – Interns at DFI begin – Intern Orientation* 
  • 8/21/23 – New Fall 2023 students begin supervision and are able to begin seeing clients at the clinic 
  • 8/25/23 – Clinic Training for all new Fall 2023 students* 
  • 9/06/23 – Classes start for all new Fall 2023 students

    *Subject to change