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Couple and Family Therapy Program News

The Couple and Family Therapy Program is committed to helping students become competent professionals through developing greater self-awareness, appreciating and embracing diversity, learning the art and science of clinical practice, and promoting a sense of ethical behavior, professionalism, and personal identity.

Current Couple and Family Therapy Program News

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

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Business and Community | July 1, 2021

UNLV School of Social Work expert on moving forward after a year of lockdowns and stress.

Couple and Family Therapy Program In The News

Woman & Home
June 10, 2022

Sexual anxiety is something that many people will experience at some point in their lives. While we expect it at the beginning of new sexual relationships, feelings of nervousness can seep into established dynamics too.

Play Tech
June 9, 2022

We all understand that digital interactions can be devoid of human warmth and empathy. But there are times and situations where distance and anonymity are a plus. Dealing with the challenges of intimate relationships is not at all surprising, it is one of them.

May 11, 2022

Dr. Katherine Hertlein, sex therapist and principal researcher at relationship app Blueheart, says pink flags are similar to red flags, but they aren’t deal-breakers – yet.

March 24, 2022

There are not many things more infuriating in a relationship than having every conversation abruptly cut off due to a phone call or ‘hilarious’ group chat message.

March 7, 2022

We continue to have an expanding awareness of sex, gender, and sexuality, aka sexual orientation. Since language has evolved and people have continued to be open about themselves, we have a better understanding of sexual orientation—and that knowledge will only continue to grow. But no matter what, inclusive language around sexuality matters, particularly for creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ folks.

February 14, 2022

It’s valentines day and the choices we’ve made either mean we’re with someone, we’re alone, or, now that we’re without masks and in Las Vegas, we’re people watching, either downtown, on the Strip, or for a few lost cases, in a strip club.

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Recent Couple and Family Therapy Program Accomplishments

April 29, 2022
Katherine Hertlein (Medicine) and Edwin Oh (Medicine and Sciences) are recipients of the 2022 Distinguished Barrick Scholar Award, given to senior faculty to honor excellence in research. Hertlein, a professor in the couple and family therapy program in the department of psychiatry and behavioral health, and Oh, associate professor of internal…
February 20, 2018
Katherine Hertlein (Couples and Family Therapy) has been named a Fulbright Scholar. The program director for the School of Medicine’s couple and family therapy program, Hertlein does research examining the effect of technology on human relationships. Her proposed research as a Fulbright Scholar includes collecting survey data on how people…
August 8, 2017
Michael Curtis, Brittney Farrow, and Melissa Yzaguirre (all Marriage and Family Therapy) all have been admitted to the 2017-18 Minority Fellowship Program of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is dedicated to expanding the delivery of culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to…
May 15, 2017
Katherine Hertlein and Gerald Weeks (both Marriage and Family Therapy) have won the Integrative Approaches to Sex Therapy Award from the American Association for Sexuality Counselors, Educators, and Therapists (AASECT). This award is for creative applications of an integrative and interactive approach to sexual issues in clinical work with…
May 11, 2017
Katherine Hertlein and Gerald Weeks (Marriage and Family Therapy), along with co-author Nancy Gambescia of Drexel University, are the 2017 recipients of the American Association for Sexuality Counselors, Educators, and Therapists Book Award for their book, A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy. This award is presented to the author(s)…
March 27, 2017
Katherine M. Hertlein (Marriage and Family Therapy) has been appointed editor-In-chief of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. The journal has been dedicated to the interests of adult couple relationships through its rigorous research articles, treatment articles, theoretical pieces, and diverse perspectives expressed in other formats.…