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Current Couple & Family Therapy Program News

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.

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 News | March 5, 2020

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

Katherine Hertlein listening to person talk.
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.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Couple & Family Therapy Program In The News

RIA Novosti
May 18, 2020

A coronavirus pandemic could result in an increase in the number of divorces amid an increase in fertility, predicts Katherine Hertlein, professor at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 14, 2020

Life and how we interact with each other has changed a lot lately.

Las Vegas Weekly
May 11, 2020

About three weeks into the shelter-in-place order by Gov. Steve Sisolak, I found myself wide awake at 2 a.m., reading The New York Times. I had been following the pandemic updates there as much as in the local news. I lived in New York City for more than a decade before moving here, and I worried about friends and former colleagues.

May 8, 2020

In recent years, thanks to celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Serena Williams opening up about their struggles, we’re seeing more discussion around all perinatal mood or anxiety disorders (PMAD), which are experienced by up to 25% of women in the U.S.

May 1, 2020

Whether it’s anxieties about health and work, cabin fever settling in, or the kids not sitting down for the Zoom school lessons, COVID-19 is creating a recipe for domestic strain.

Las Vegas Weekly
April 30, 2020

If we’ve had an abundance of any one thing during this pandemic, it’s time: time to think about what we’re missing and what we plan to do whenever this ends.

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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...