Department : Illinois Department of Human Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2040
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Liberty Healthcare Ltd. Psychology Training Program
Department: Illinois Department of Human Services
Address: 17019 County Farm Road
Rushville, Illinois 62681
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 230 mi from Chicago, 55 mi from Springfield IL, (State cap)
Phone: 217-322-3204x35126
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Paula Lodge
Chief Psychologist: Shan Jumper
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/26/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 50000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): ? Vison coverage with contribution by Intern. ? Life Insurance. ? Accidental Death and Dismemberment. ? Long Term Disability. ? Short Term Disability with contribution by Intern. ? Critical illness with contribution by Intern. ? Additional Supplemental Life with contribution by Intern. ? Additional Death and Dismemberment with contribution by Intern. Professional liability Insurance paid for by Liberty healthcare
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day will include two to three group sessions, a one to two hour meeting, individual resident contact, and documentation.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 12/12/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/11/2023
Interview process description:

Zoom and phone interivews are bing offerend. The inteviw will last from 90 minutes to 2 hours and will include the training director (John R. Reid, PhD.) and others from the training faculty. The interivews will be scheduled from 9 AM to 5 PM Central time. They can be scheduled fro other days between 01/08/2024 and 01/11/2024.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Alliant-California, Carlos-Albizu Univ, Adler, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Midwestern University, Adler Univ..
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 200
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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:
Program Description

The Clinical Psychology Training Program of Liberty Healthcare functions within Illinois Department of Human Services and provides the Intern with the following learning opportunities: 1. Direct, face-to-face, contact with residents will comprise greater than 30% of the Intern's time; while other clinical activities will represent approximately 60%. Nonclinical activities will be included in the Internship (e.g., administration). Care will be taken to ensure these activities are kept to a minimum; less than 10% of the Intern's time.2. The Intern will receive a minimum two hours of licensed supervision each week: one from the Director of Training & Research and another from a Licensed Psychologist on staff. The format of supervision is trainee focused; addressingservices provided and other topics the Intern might bring. The Internship is a 2000 hours training experience involving the following learning opportunities:Treatment: co-facilitate 15 hrs/wk Sex Offender specific groups treatment with a senior staff member; and have a primary caseload of 10-12 residents. A minimum of five psychological batteries will be completed. The Intern will be responsible to prepare detailed treatment plans and bi-yearly treatment plan reviews for the residents on the primary caseload. The Intern will participate in both the bi-weekly team staffing and the weekly case conceptualization. Didactic training is committed to diversity awareness, knowledge, and the acquisition of skills to increase multicultural competencies. Three Multicultural case presentations will be required. During the training year the Intern will be exposed a broad scope of Forensic issues through various learning methods and opportunities.  See link below for further information.


Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
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
Number of Completed Applications: 8 7 7 8 19 8 8
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 7 5 6 5 16 4 8
Total number of interns: 0 1 2 1 5 3 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 1 0 1 3 1 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 1 1 4 3 8
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 1 2 1 5 2 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 5 8 2 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 35 23 15 75 29 3 5
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 2
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0