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

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

Mashable
April 1, 2020
A few weeks ago (or maybe it was days — time means nothing to me anymore), a push notification on my phone alerted me that my friend had tagged me in her Instagram story.
Mashable
March 30, 2020
Over the past few weeks, Carlos Martinez has been eyeing the news for coronavirus coverage.
KCBS AM
March 30, 2020
With families around the globe on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, some family lawyers are anticipating a likely rise in divorce rates.
Olhar Digital
March 20, 2020
Many people consider political ideology to be a fundamental factor in starting a relationship. This Thursday (5), Tinder revealed which politicians have their names most written in the app's chat conversations. The list includes several names outside the government, such as activists and lawyers.

Articles Featuring Katherine M. Hertlein

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus NewsMarch 5, 2020
A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.
Katherine Hertlein listening to person talk.
Arts and CultureDecember 2, 2019
UNLV Couple and Family Therapy professor offers strategies for when requests to pass the salt escalate into debates on passing tax and immigration reform.
People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus NewsNovember 1, 2019
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Campus NewsJune 26, 2019
A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.