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

Suara
September 2, 2020
Under any circumstances, it is often rooted in fear or discomfort of sexual intercourse. Feeling anxious about sex can manifest in a number of ways, especially through symptoms of sexual dysfunction.
Bursa Hakimiyet
September 2, 2020
When it comes to sex, people tend to focus only on the good things like orgasm, positions, partners. But sex has another side to talk about; sexual anxiety.
Metro
August 28, 2020
When it comes to sex, people tend to focus on the good stuff: mind-blowing orgasms, positions, partners – that kind of thing. However, the other side of sex (the complicated side) is just as important to talk about, such as sexual anxiety.
Biobiochile.cl
August 28, 2020
Anxiety associated with sex or sexual activity is rooted in fear or discomfort from such an encounter. This is how Dr. Katherine Hertlein, a couples therapist and sex educator, explains it to the electronic newspaper Metro UK .

Articles Featuring Katherine M. Hertlein

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Campus NewsJuly 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
Campus NewsMay 20, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting the staff and students of UNLV who exemplify what it means to be a Rebel, even from home.
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Business and CommunityApril 22, 2020
UNLV relationship therapist Katherine Hertlein offers strategies for singles and newly dating, longtime cohabitating, married, separated, and divorced partners to navigate quarantine conflict.
Campus NewsApril 9, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s response to COVID-19 and faculty experts who have helped the community make sense of the pandemic and its impact to daily life.