Seven Characteristics of Technology and Their Impact on Relationships

  • 25. května 2023
    10:00 – 12:00
    • Room U23, Joštova 10, 602 00 Brno
      Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University


Couple and family relationships have changed indefinitely following the development of online communication platforms. As the numbers of users continues to increase and apps become more prevalent, the nature of how this technology affects our relationships. Attendees will learn seven characteristics germane to the Internet and online apps, and learn the six ways in which these characteristics affect couple and family relationships. Case examples will be provided.

Katherine M. Hertlein, Ph.D.

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 School of Medicine and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She received her master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, USA, and her doctorate in human development with a specialization in marriage and family therapy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Across her academic career, she has published over 90 articles, 40 book chapters, and 12 books. Dr. Hertlein has won numerous awards for research, teaching, mentorship, and supervision. Dr. Hertlein was also awarded a Fulbright Core Scholar Award (2018-2019) and, in this role, served as a Guest Lecturer and Guest Researcher at the University of Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Hertlein is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. She lectures nationally and internationally on technology, couples, and sex. She also maintains a private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.



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