Dr. Whitley Paden, Psy.D.
Dr. Whitley Paden is a postdoctoral fellow at the Louisville Center for Eating Disorders where she receives training and regular supervision in the treatment of eating disorders and OCD. She obtained her master’s degree and doctorate at Spalding University’s School of Professional Psychology. She completed her APA accredited predoctoral internship at Robley Rex VAMC in Louisville, KY. At Robley Rex, she received training in conducting forensic evaluations and treating PTSD. In addition, she co-facilitated a DBT-informed skills group for individuals with personality disorders and provided individual and group therapy for Veterans diagnosed with substance use disorders in a residential setting.
Dr. Paden has clinical experience treating adult clients with PTSD, substance use, anxiety and mood disorders, anger management problems, relationship difficulties, and personality disorders. She is trained in providing evidence-based treatment including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Seeking Safety, Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT), Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Therapy (CBST), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Furthermore, she is a CPT certified provider, an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. Dr. Paden enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, reading classic novels, and hiking with her husband and their golden retriever/Aussie mix.
Spalding University, School of Professional Psychology, Louisville, KY
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Bachelor or Arts (BA), Psychology
Publications and Presentations
- Bach, N., Paden, W., Alvey, H., Ball, K., & Chapman, N. (2017). How religious coping affects romantic relationships among married military couples.
- Gorzynski, A., Jones, D. E., Paden, W. R., Kersting, H. M., Urda, S., Harris, G. T., Lea, R. & Chapman, N. A. (2016). Clinical biases towards substance abusers and people of color: Does it start in graduate school? Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
- Gorzynski, A., Jones, D. E., Paden, W. R., Kersting, H. M., Urda, S., Denen, S., & Chapman, N. A. (2016). Evaluating an abbreviated treatment of seeking safety with dual diagnosis women: A pilot study. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
- Van Seeters, E.M., Ball, K., Todd, H., Paden, W., & Chapman, N.A. (2016). Does coping improve with time? An exploration of graduate student coping. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.