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Katherine M. Hertlein, Ph.D., LMFT

Katherine M. Hertlein, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine. She received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Purdue University Calumet and her doctorate in human development with a specialization in marriage and family therapy from Virginia Tech. Across her academic career, she has published over 75 articles, 8 books, and over 50 book chapters. She has co-edited a book on interventions in couples treatment, interventions for clients with health concerns, and a book on infidelity treatment. Recently, Dr. Hertlein published second editions of Systemic Sex Therapy and A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy. These two books are used in over 20 couple and family therapy training programs around the U.S. In 2017, A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy was awarded the 2017 Book Award from the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Dr. Hertlein has also produced the first multitheoretical model detailing the role of technology in couple and family life published in her book, The Couple and Family Technology Framework. Dr. Hertlein has won numerous awards including both research and teaching awards, including a prestigious Fulbright Core Scholar Award. She serves as a Faculty Mentoring Fellow at UNLV as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. She is a frequent contributor to Family Therapy Magazine and lectures nationally and internationally on technology, couples, and sex. Dr. Hertlein maintains a private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.