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Couple & Family Therapy Program News

The Couple & 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 & Family Therapy Program News

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

Campus News | May 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 Community | April 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 News | April 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.

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Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

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Arts and Culture | December 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.

Couple & Family Therapy Program In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 4, 2020

A 35-year-old mother is accused of throwing her 3-month-old son from a second-floor staircase Tuesday, killing him, according to an arrest report released Friday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 4, 2020

A 35-year-old mother is accused of throwing her 3-month-old son from a second-floor staircase Tuesday, killing him, according to an arrest report released Friday.

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 .

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Recent Couple & Family Therapy Program Accomplishments

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 use...
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 underserved...
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) of a...
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....
September 1, 2016
Gerald Weeks, Stephen Fife, and Colleen Peterson (Marriage and Family Therapy) co-edited Techniques for the Couple Therapist¸ published in June. The book features many of the most prominent psychotherapists today, presenting their most effective couple therapy interventions. This book provides clinicians with a user-friendly reference with an...