Katherine M. Hertlein

Professor, Couple and Family Therapy
Expertise: Infidelity, Sex Therapy, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Technology and Relationships, Internet Infidelity, High-Risk Sexual Behavior, Narcissism

Biography

Katherine M. Hertlein is a globally recognized researcher studying sexuality, technology, and its effects on couples. As she examines the role of technology in couple and family life, Hertlein has developed the first multi-theoretical model on this issue.

In addition to technology and relationships, Hertlein’s other areas of expertise include infidelity, sexuality, high-risk sexual behavior, child and adolescent therapy, and cyber issues in couple and family therapy. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor, and a PREPARE/ENRICH Certified Counselor.

Hertlein has co-authored 8 books, including Handbook for the Clinical Treatment of Infidelity, The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Healthcare, Handbook for the Treatment of Infidelity, Systemic Sex Therapy, and A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy, which are used in many couples and family therapy training programs around the United States. She has published more than 60 articles in the notable journals in her field, contributed over 40 chapters to books, and serves on the editorial boards for several academic journals. She was recently appointed as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.

Hertlein earned the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Outstanding Research Award twice and the Greenpsun College Teaching Award. She also has won the Barrick Scholar Award, the Regent's Rising Researcher Award,  Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor, and Supervisor of the Year award from the Nevada Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Education

  • B.A., Psychology, Truman State University
  • M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University Calumet
  • Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Tech University

Katherine M. Hertlein In The News

January 24, 2022
With the holidays behind us, local experts say this is the time when many married couples consider calling it quits.
Metro World News
January 18, 2022
Expert tells the secret to rekindling the relationship
Business Mayor
January 15, 2022
While December may have been loaded up with coupley activities (Winter Wonderland, carefully choosing each other’s gifts, drinking hot chocolate by a fireplace), January can see romance drooping faster than that tree still lingering in the corner.  
Big World Tale
January 15, 2022
While December may have been loaded up with coupley activities (Winter Wonderland, carefully choosing each other’s gifts, drinking hot chocolate by a fireplace), January can see romance drooping faster than that tree still lingering in the corner.

Articles Featuring Katherine M. Hertlein

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

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