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Gina DeArth-Pendley

Gina DeArth-Pendley

Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone/Fax: 859.846.5745
Location: Starks Center


B.A., Psychology with Honors, Indiana University

M.A., Clinical/Counseling Psychology, University of Notre Dame

Ph.D., Clinical/Counseling Psychology, University of Notre Dame


Dr. Gina DeArth-Pendley is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Midway University. She received her Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Clinical/Counseling Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and her Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Psychology at Indiana University. Throughout her graduate studies, she received a Research Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health and conducted studies on parental conflict and its impact on children’s emotional security. She has authored papers on various clinical issues, such as secondary trauma and compassion fatigue, nonverbal conflict behaviors, the effects of parental psychopathology and unresolved conflict on children, and the need for multicultural assessments in the field of psychology.

Dr. DeArth-Pendley completed her predoctoral internship in clinical psychology with the DC Commission on Mental Health in Washington, DC. Her extensive counseling experience as a licensed Clinical Psychologist includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient and inpatient mental health agencies, as well as juvenile justice and alternative school settings, across the US, including Washington, DC, Maryland, California, Indiana, and Kentucky. Currently, she provides counseling for students through the university’s Counseling Services.

In addition to teaching and counseling, Dr. DeArth-Pendley served as a Board Member of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation and the Chair of the foundation’s Diversity Committee, as well as a member of the Kentucky Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the NAACP, and the Race, Community, and Child Welfare Project of Fayette County.