Denver Family Institute

MFT Program Benefits

The Denver Family Institute Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program has a number of built-in benefits due to the unique structure of our program. 

Benefits of the MFT Training Program at DFI:

  • Complete the majority of the Marriage and Family Therapy coursework required for LMFT licensure in the state of Colorado.
  • Gain direct client contact hours for experience and licensure (a minimum of 500 hours are required to complete the program).
  • Work with a dedicated, passionate faculty that is second to none in the area.
  • Join a small cohort of peers who will learn and grow alongside you during the 2-year experience.
  • Learn the central importance of relationships in all clinical work.
  • Mature and grow as a strength-based, systemic therapist.
  • Master the competencies and Student Learning Outcomes necessary to be successful in the field of MFT.
  • Move beyond a singular focus on treating disease to empowering clients to resolve pressing life problems.
  • Expand as a clinician to having a “self of many possibilities”.
  • Join with a diverse array of families, couples and individuals.
  • Facilitate change in the therapy session.
  • Maintain therapeutic maneuverability with reluctant or resistant family systems.
  • Build a strong foundation of knowledge of the major family therapy and couples counseling theories.
  • Integrate theories in practical ways in your clinical work.
  • Apply solid systemic assessment skills and build a systemic hypothesis.
  • Explore your own family-of-origin role, experiences, cultural identity and heritage to strengthen your therapeutic presence and use of self as a therapist.
  • Value your own cultural, gender and sexual identity, and those of your clients.
  • Develop an optimistic, hopeful approach to working with difficult cases.
  • Join a warm, supportive, diverse therapeutic community.
  • Work with diverse clients in the DFI clinic.
  • Team up with fellow students in mutually supportive, enriching relationships.
  • Integrate your strengths, experiences and knowledge into your therapy.
  • Receive direct feedback, expansive experiences and team support in DFI’s  live supervision format.
  • Foster connections with other professionals in the family-therapy field.
  • Cultivate a deep sense of ethics and integrity in your work and integrate relational ethics as the foundational element in good therapy.
  • Have fun while learning and stretching with other motivated, dynamic students.
  • Accept challenges to your comfort zone as needed so you can supervise yourself as an independent licensed clinician.
  • Nurture your sense of self as a clinician and your use of self in your work.
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DFI is accepting applications for the next cohort of our Marriage and Family Therapy Program! Find out if our MFT Program is right for you.