Department : Dallas Count Juvenile Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2564
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Dallas County Juvenile Department
Department: Dallas Count Juvenile Department
Address: 2600 Lone Star Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75212
Country: United States
Metro Area: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
Distance from Major City: Dallas
Phone: 214-698-2240
Fax: 214-698-4497
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Psychology Department
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Madeleine Byrne
Chief Psychologist: Madeleine Byrne
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/29/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 34000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Participation in the County retirement system Potential to stay for Post-doctoral supervised experience.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Details of the above affiliations The DCJD Internship is affiliated with Southern Methodist University (SMU), the University of North Texas (UNT), and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) for practicum placements through affiliation agreements. These affiliations provide for up to 8 positions.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/15/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 11/30/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/17/2023, 01/18/2023, 01/19/2023
Interview process description:

Selected interviewees meet with current interns, intern supervisors and members of the Internship Committee in an open house format initially on-site (or virtually, if needed) at the main campus of the juvenile department.  Interviews are scheduled by Administrative staff once they have been selected.  Interviews are conducted by a panel of three supervisors, with an estimated length of one hour, followed by an opportunity to dialogue with interns and staff to ask questions.  Requests to meet with other staff will not be possible on the interview day, but can be arranged at another time, both virtually or in-person.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Prairie View A & M, Cappella University
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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 1000
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
PCSAS-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: n/a
Other Requirements: www.; The website details employment requirements such as criminal and child protective service background checks, drug screen, physical exam.
Program Description



For the 2022-2023 training year, there will be two intern positions. The 12-month internship begins August 29, 2022 and is designed to be carried out over 40-50 hours per week, 10-15 of which will be spent in direct client care (face-to-face). Actual time may vary due to time needed to complete reports and other paperwork, make telephone contact, engage in case management, or attend special meetings. The completion of at least 2,000 total hours is required for the internship program, with at least 25% of the interns’ time spent in direct client care (face-to-face). The internship precedes the granting of a doctoral degree and is post-practicum/externship.

Internship Training Requirements

Interns will first rotate through the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center for Orientation during the Fall semester.  During orientation, interns will receive PREA training, tour the facility and review detention policies and procedures.  Interns will then have opportunities to observe crisis screens, assessments and department operations.  After orientation, the intern will be observed conducting crisis screens and assessments.  Once they have been observed and it is determined that the intern is able to conduct the required assignments, they will be given weekly duties and therapy clients.  If interns have an interest in more advanced forensic assessments such as competencies and certification evaluations, they will have opportunities to participate in these assessments.  

ACCREDITATION The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program is not yet APA-accredited, but has submitted the Self-Study to APA, and is an APPIC member.

A NOTE ABOUT COVID-19: COVID-19 has presented the need for adaptations to our service and training delivery models in addition to possible adaptations to the interview process. Due to the complexities of providing care using Distance Services and rapidly evolving landscape of the provision of services on-site/off-site, some of the training opportunities originally described may not be implemented as originally intended. 

INTERNSHIP CLINICAL TRAINING EXPERIENCES DCJD has the unique ability to offer interns a variety of settings to build upon their clinical skills. Interns will be supervised by the Program Director of Training as well as other licensed clinical staff. Interns will have the opportunity to see youth in multiple settings including the detention facility, residential treatment programs, shelters or in the community. Experiential training will include crisis interventions, conducting psychological assessments, family therapy, on call, and individual and group therapy for youth and their families. Ample opportunities exist to provide services in Spanish. 

 Interns may be expected to work two weekday evenings (Monday – Thursday) until 8pm at DCJD each week to accommodate the scheduling needs of children and families. On these days, the start time for the day may be flexed.

 ADDITIONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCES An annual best-practices presentation is offered, usually in April, and interns can participate in a two-day conference for youth that have sexual behavior problems.

Shadowing of multidisciplinary team partners.  At various times during the training year, interns will meet with and shadow multidisciplinary team partners as part of their consultation experience. Interns will accompany these partners as they complete their day-to-day responsibilities while simultaneously gathering information about how mental health providers can support their work and vice-versa. A brief written summary of each shadowing experience will be required.

 DCJD Training Calendar. The Clinical Services department holds monthly didactic trainings on various topics throughout the year. The trainings are designed for clinical staff but sometimes are open to Probation Officers, Administrators, Attorneys or Court personnel.  Interns may attend additional trainings of their choosing with approval of the Director of Clinical Training. 

SUPERVISION AND DIDACTICS:  Supervision:  Interns will receive a minimum of two hours of scheduled individual supervision per week and at least four total hours of supervision per week. Beyond scheduled individual supervision, interns will receive a combination of live supervision, review of recorded training experiences, and group supervision related to evidence-based interventions being delivered. At least two hours of individual supervision is provided by psychologists licensed in Texas. Other supervision may be provided by other mental health professionals at DCJD (i.e., licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), or other professionals with expertise in the area of supervision being delivered.


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: 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
Number of Completed Applications: 2
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 2
Total number of interns: 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs:
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 30
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0