Site Name: Kane County Diagnostic Center
Department: Kane County Diagnostic Center
Most interviews occur in the month of January. Due to COVID-19, interviews will be held virtually for the coming training year and consist of meeting with the Director, Training Director and potentially a staff psychologist via Zoom. At this time, in person interviews are not being offered. After the interview, there is an opportunity to meet virtually with the current interns and ask them any further questions. Applicants are notified prior to December 15th of having obtained an interview.
The Kane County Diagnostic Center is a Department of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit's Court Services. KCDC provides psychological services to juvenile delinquents and adult offenders. These persons may be at any stage of involvement in the criminal justice system from pre-trial to post-sentencing. KCDC is the designated psychology department for the Court. Direct services to offenders include diagnostic evaluation, crisis intervention and individual, group and family therapy. Interns carry a therapy caseload of 10-12 active therapy clients per week. KCDC provides the Court with expert testimony and consultation and training for Probation and Correctional staff. KCDC also assists the Merit Commission by conducting psychological screenings for Sheriff's Deputy,Correctional Officers, 911 Dispatch and Court Security applicants. Diagnostic evaluations consist of full batteries and consultation reports. The average number of assessments completed during internship is 60. Assessments consist of: full psychological evaluations; sex offender evaluations; drug and alcohol assessments; fitness to stand trial; pre-employemnt screenings for sheriff deputies, correctional officers, 911 dispatchers and court security guards;and domestic violence evaluations. Please note that we do not work with victims, only the offenders.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:
for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.