Denver Family Institute

MFT Program Application

Applications for the Fall 2022 cohort are now open!

The Denver Family Institute is currently accepting applications for students interested in applying to join our Fall 2022 cohort: Interns, Pre-Grads and Post-Graduates. 

Application Due Dates
1st round – Jan 16, 2022
2nd round – Mar 6, 2022
3rd round- July 1, 2022

Thank You For Your Interest in Denver Family Institute!  

How to Apply
DFI is now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 MFT cohort. If you are a Postgraduate student seeking to deepen your clinical skills with couples and families, or a current masters student seeking clinical hours and supervision from a COAMFTE-accredited institute, DFI is the perfect program for you.  *Please note that in applying to DFI you understand that, if selected, you would be committing to a two year training program.

Interested in touring DFI to learn more about the DFI experience? Hybrid information sessions are held the first Friday of each month at 1 pm MST, January through April 2022.  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 (including graduate students applying for an internship placement at DFI).

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 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 2022 Cohort):

  • 1st round – Jan 16, 2022
  • 2nd round – Mar 6, 2022
  • 3rd round- May 1, 2022

Interviews are held 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 Round Interview Date: January 28, 2022
  • 2nd Round Interview Date: March 18, 2022
  • 3rd Round Interview Date: May 13, 2022

DFI is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2022 cohort! Please contact our admissions team with any questions:

Important Dates after Acceptance (Fall 2021 Cohort):

  • 7/29/22 – New Student Orientation and 2nd Year Welcome Lunch for all new students* 
  • 8/15/22 – Interns at DFI begin – Intern Orientation*
  • 8/19/22 – Clinic Training for all new Fall 2022 students* 
  • 9/05/22 – New Fall 2022 students begin supervision and are able to begin seeing clients at the clinic
  • 9/16/22 – Classes start for all new Fall 2022 students

    *Subject to change