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Current Couple and Family Therapy Program News

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Campus News | August 3, 2022

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Campus News | March 7, 2022

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

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Couple and Family Therapy Program In The News

Newsweek
November 14, 2022

Dear Newsweek, About a year and a half ago, my son got involved with a girl he met at his job. He was only 18 and had four credits left to get in his senior year of high school before graduation. About a month before school was due to start back, he came to me and told me that his girlfriend had to move out of her sister's house, and if she couldn't find a place around us, he would move to another town about 45 minutes away.

Las Vegas Sun
November 2, 2022

Your elementary school-aged child is scrolling through YouTube when they are suddenly hit with a political advertisement.

Las Vegas Sun
November 2, 2022

Your elementary school-aged child is scrolling through YouTube when they are suddenly hit with a political advertisement.

Her Campus
October 18, 2022

According to Katherine Hertlein, who is a couple therapist, reasonable levels of public displays of affection between couples can strengthen relationships and intimacy levels.

AARP
October 12, 2022

All couples have conflicts. For some people, battles are about money ; for others, due to a lack of sexual life or a pattern of constant arguments. And the coronavirus pandemic has added another potential stressor: more time at home together, which can exacerbate tensions or expose hidden cracks in a relationship.

Glam
October 4, 2022

In this day in age, we typically know the political stance of someone that we're seeing pretty early on — online dating makes sure of it. But if we happen to meet someone out and about who we just "click" with, this topic might not come up until later, as, in the beginning, you're lost in the honeymoon phase. Oftentimes, if we're getting along with someone that well, it's more than likely that the two of you will have coinciding political views. But for some of us, we might have a conversation with our partner that leaves us asking, "You're a member of the what party?!"

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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.…