Queer Youth Program

Program Overview: Are you a mental health provider seeking to support LGBTQIA+ youth and their families? DFI’s 6-month specialized training program is for you! 

Denver Family Institute is ecstatic to bring our 40+ years of experience training clinicians using an experiential, strength-based, systemic approach to mental health to this specialized training track. This is a brand new program and the first cohort of students is expected to launch in November 2024. 

Program Overview: This 6 month advanced curriculum is designed for mental health practitioners seeking to deepen and specialize in their work with queer youth and their families. This program has an experiential, clinical focus with an emphasis on practice and integration versus didactic methods of learning and teaching. Participants will earn a minimum of 36 CEs (AASECT and NBCC are currently available; we are exploring WPATH opportunities as well) via a mix of synchronous and asynchronous coursework. In addition to the coursework outlined here, group supervision and consultation will be provided on an ongoing basis throughout the 6-month experience to support clinical integration and application of learning. The training program will culminate in a final Capstone in which participants will present a recorded client session to a group of peers and supervisors. 

Denver Family Institute (DFI) is a COAMFTE-accredited post-degree institute and provider of NBCC and AASECT Continuing Education credits.

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3 different tracks are available to meet a wide range of professional needs:

Clinical track with Mini Certificate:

Includes group supervision, the ability to see clients within DFI’s clinic, Capstone presentation, and clinical integration

Full Courses (Non-Clinical):

This track is ideal for non-clinical professionals who wish to deepen their learning and ability to work with the queer youth community in a variety of settings. This track allows students to join the learning cohort, attend and access all of the live and asynchronous courses, but does not include a clinical component (group supervision, Capstone, case staffing are not part of the non-clinical track)

A la Carte Courses:

Enroll in individual synchronous and asynchronous courses to enhance your knowledge as a clinician or non-clinician.

All students who successfully complete this program are eligible to receive 36 AASECT and NBCC CEs.

Info sessions will be offered soon! 

Questions in the meantime? Email august@denverfamilyinstitute.org.