Department : Kane County Diagnostic Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1250
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kane County Diagnostic Center
Department: Kane County Diagnostic Center
Address: 530 S. Randall Rd
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 35 miles west of Chicago
Phone: 630-262-4480x
Fax: 630-262-4484
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Elisa Lancaster
Chief Psychologist: Alexandra Tsang Psy.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/02/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35000.00
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Court Holidays are also included as paid time off.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The Diagnostic Center has provided year-round practicum training for doctoral students as an integral part of its service program since 1979. The Diagnostic Center extended the training in the form of a doctoral internship in 1995. Interns spend five days a week at the Diagnostic Center for a period of 12 months starting September 1st of each year. The total number of internship hours accrued over the course of the year is 2000. Each intern receives at least 2 hours of individual therapy and diagnostic supervision each week from a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. In addition, there are regular weekly diagnostic and therapy seminars and group supervision. Interns are expected to partake in 3-4 hours of didactic activities weekly. Special topic seminars are also presented to further enhance the training experience. Interns carry a caseload of 8 to 10 therapy clients and conduct court-ordered evaluations. Interns are required to actively collaborate with other Court officials, and with representatives from community agencies such as hospitals, treatment programs, and schools.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/31/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Optional
A Virtual Interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 01/05/2024
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2024 & 1/10/2024
Interview process description:

All interviews occur in the month of January. Interviews will be held virtually for the coming training year to acomodate applicants and consist of meeting with the Director and Training Director via Zoom, a remote platform. After the interview, there is an opportunity to speak with the current interns and ask them any further questions. Applicants are notified by January 5, 2024 of having obtained an interview.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: TCSPP Wheaton College Adler Midwestern University Alliant University Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Applicants must have a car since you may be evaluating clients at our office, probation, or in the jail/correctional settings. Additional requirements include TB testing which needs to be completed by the start date and a background check which needs to be successfully passed to secure an internship position.
Program Description

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 8 to 10 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. 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.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Experience (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 17 12 8
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 6 5 6
Total number of interns: 2 1 1
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 10 15
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 25 35 30
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 1 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: