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Ray S. Kim, Ph.D.


Dr. Ray Kim is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes 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 managed a forensic program that serves individuals court ordered for evaluation and treatment on an outpatient basis. He also supervised 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 testified as an expert in clinical psychology in numerous civil and criminal cases. He has also provided file reviews and consultation services in pre-litigation and pending litigation matters both locally and nationally. His opinions have never been disqualified by any court of law.


  • Licensed Clinical 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 Association

  • Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute

  • Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists

  • Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT), PSYPACT Commission

  • Postdoctorate in Forensic Psychology, Elgin Mental Health Center

  • Postdoctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Rogers Park Child and Adolescent Services Program

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Temple University (APA accredited)

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Temple University (APA accredited)

  • B.A. in Psychology, Northwestern University (Departmental Honors)

  • Numerous publications and presentations in Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association

  • American Psychology-Law Society

  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

  • Illinois Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

  • Illinois Psychological Association

  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists

  • Society of Clinical Psychology

Awards and Honors

  • Marquis Who’s Who in America

  • Distinguished Service Award, Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Certificate of Appreciation, Forensic and Justice Services

  • Best of Hoffman Estates Award for Psychologists

  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award

  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, Temple University

  • Benton J. Underwood Fellowship, Northwestern University

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