Denver Family Institute

MFT Program Application

Applications are open for 2023-2024! Find the application link below.

Please note: we are still accepting applications, however, there is currently a waitlist for the Fall 2023 cohort. Students who apply and meet DFI’s admissions criteria will be added to the waitlist and notified if a spot in the Fall 2023 cohort becomes available. All waitlisted students who are not offered a spot in the Fall 2023 cohort will automatically be invited to join the following cohort without needing to reapply. We encourage you to go ahead and apply in order to open an application file and get the process started.

The Denver Family Institute will be accepting applications for students interested in applying to join our Fall 2023 cohort: Interns, Pre-Grads and Post-Graduates. We offer 3 interview opportunities for interested prospective students.

Application Due Dates:
1st session – Feb 10, 2023
2nd session – April 5, 2023
3rd session – May 31, 2023

Interview Dates:
February 24, 2023, 9:30am
April 14, 2023, 9:30am
June 9, 2023, 9:30am

Thank You For Your Interest in Denver Family Institute!

How to Apply

DFI is now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 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?Information sessions are hosted in a hybrid format on December 9th, and the 3rd Friday of the month, January-May. SIGN UP FOR ONE OF OUR UPCOMING INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS HERE.

Please contact our admissions team with any questions:

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