Denver Family Institute

MFT Program Application

The Denver Family Institute will be accepting applications for students interested in applying to join our Fall 2024 cohort: Interns, Pre-Grads and Post-Graduates. We offer 3 interview opportunities for interested prospective students. Spots are limited. Once spots are filled, accepted students will be waitlisted until spots become available, or until the following academic year.

Application Due Dates

Interview Dates

1st opportunity- Feb 9, 2024  

2nd opportunity- April 5, 2024

3rd opportunity- May 24, 2024

February 23, 2024, 9:30am

April 19, 2024, 9:30am

June 7, 2024, 9:30am

Please contact our admissions team with any questions:

Application Steps:

Step 1: Submit an Online Application

The online application requires 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 2024 Cohort):

  • 1st Interview Opportunity- Feb 9, 2024

  • 2nd Interview Opportunity- April 5, 2024

  • 3rd Interview Opportunity- May 24, 2024

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 Date: February 23, 2024, 9:30am-12pm
  • 2nd Interview Date: April 19, 2024, 9:30am-12pm
  • 3rd Interview Date: June 7, 2024, 9:30am-12pm

*Please note that in applying to DFI you understand that, if selected, you would be committing to a two year training program. Contact our admissions team with any questions:

Important Dates after Acceptance (Fall 2024 Cohort):

  • 7/26/24 – New Student Orientation and First Class Begins 
  • 8/21/24 – Interns at DFI begin – Intern Orientation* 
  • 8/21/24 – New Fall 2024 students begin supervision and Practicum 
  • 8/23/24 – Clinic Training for all new Fall 2024 students* 
  • 9/04/24 – Second class begins for all new Fall 2024 students

*Subject to change

Want to learn more? Attending an information session is the best way to better understand the DFI experience. Information sessions are hosted monthly (virtually and in person) December-April. SIGN UP FOR ONE OF OUR UPCOMING INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS HERE.