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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 17, 2023

A roundup of news stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made headlines locally, nationally, and globally.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created U.N.L.V.'s iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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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.

Couple and Family Therapy Program In The News

Deseret News
April 27, 2023

Couples who struggle getting rest may find a solution in the internet’s newest sleep fascination: sleep divorce.

April 27, 2023

Women’s health, and especially women’s sexual health, is still critically under-researched. It can lead to some conditions being misunderstood or, worse, stigmatised, not only by those dealing with them but also by GPs and other medical professionals.

March 9, 2023

Gaslighting is no longer a novelty, but in the meantime there is a new 'lighting' in the dating world: bluelighting. We already knew that the light coming from your television, smartphone or laptop is bad for your eyes, but your relationship can also suffer from all those screens. Glasses with a blue light filter will not help, but what will?

March 7, 2023

During labor and delivery, you need a partner who's 100 percent able to support you. Child labor and delivery can be a wild ride for the birthing person, and having the support of a loved one throughout can make for more than a good story.

February 27, 2023

Having a newborn after losing another is a unique experience filled with conflicting emotions.

February 14, 2023

The biggest question many in Las Vegas have: How do you find it? Do you do the checklist method, or do you believe it has to be a gut feeling, love at first sight? Is Las Vegas really that much more difficult than other cities to meet someone? And if you lost someone, how do you get past it — is it really just time that heals; is it hopping in the sack with the first likely suitor who comes along?

Couple and Family Therapy Program Experts

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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.…