About Dr. Kim
Ray S. Kim, Ph.D.
Dr. Ray Kim is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology. After earning his doctoral degree in clinical psychology, he received specialized forensic training at Elgin Mental Health Center. Dr. Kim was retained as a full-time forensic psychologist following this postdoctoral training. He worked on a secure psychiatric unit for patients adjudicated Unfit to Stand Trial and Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.
As a forensic psychologist, Dr. Kim conducted fitness evaluations and individualized treatment planning in an interdisciplinary team, as well as evaluations for involuntary admission and second level reviews of privilege proposals for patients acquitted Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. Other duties included psychological testing, individual therapy, facilitation of treatment groups, and the development of behavior programs for complex and problematic patients.
Several years later, Dr. Kim was promoted to Forensic Outpatient Director of Chicago Metropolitan Forensic Services. In this role, he manages a forensic program that serves individuals court ordered for evaluation and treatment on an outpatient basis. He also supervises a team of clinical psychologists and social workers who evaluate defendants in correctional facilities across Cook County and the collar counties.
Dr. Kim was one of the first psychologists trained by the Illinois Department of Human Services to evaluate sex offenders for sexual dangerousness under the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act. He is also among the first to be certified as a Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider in Illinois.
Dr. Kim has the education, experience, knowledge, and skill to meet your forensic psychological needs. His credentials include:
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Board Certified Forensic Psychologist
Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator
Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider
Certified Co-Occurring Substance Use and
Mental Health Disorder Professional
Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy
Fellow of the American College of Forensic
Fellow of the American College of Advanced
Postdoctorate in Forensic Psychology, Elgin
Mental Health Center
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Temple University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Temple University
B.A. in Psychology, Northwestern University
Numerous publications and presentations in
Clinical Psychology and Forensic