When things are up in the air, marriage and family therapists help you spot what is about to fall. UNLV's Katherine Hertlein on being an agent for social change.
Jennifer Henry Fielding came to UNLV to earn a degree to allow her to work in the field she loved, and found a support system while working through the adoption process.
American standards for morally acceptable behavior have shifted dramatically over the past 16 years, as growing numbers of adults espouse more liberal views on gay and lesbian relations, sex out of wedlock and divorce, according to new research from Gallup.
Online activities, like maintaining an active online dating profile while in a relationship or following an ex on social media, are blurring the lines of fidelity, making it difficult for individuals and couples to decide what counts as cheating, according to a new Deseret News poll on national attitudes about adultery.
Two people sit together in a restaurant. They appear to be a couple sharing a meal, because they order food, it’s served and they eat. But they’re not speaking to each other. Are they together? “They spent most of their time each on their phones, so much so that I thought I’d missed something, that maybe they’d gotten into a fight when I wasn’t paying attention. They looked so completely disconnected,” Katherine Hertlein says. “And at the end of the meal they got up, held hands and walked out.”
Slate’s Michelle Goldberg has called it “Trump-induced anxiety” and “a national nervous breakdown.”
Call it the post-election blues. In the days since Nov. 8, UNLV’s Center for Individual, Couple and Family Counseling has seen clients who say they’re frightened, upset or worried by the process and outcome of the presidential election.
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
An expert on family dynamics and therapist training.
Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy
An expert in infidelity, sex therapy, technology and relationships, and child and adolescent therapy.