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I am an Associate Professor in the MFT Program at the Unversity of Nevada, Las Vegas. I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Truman State University, my M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, and my PhD in Human Development with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. My research interests include sexuality, technology and couples, and infidelity. I also conduct research on high-risk sexual behavior and technology and couples. Clinically, I am most interested in working with couples (specifically couples who experience sexual problems) and children. Across my career, I have published over 40 articles, 5 books, and over 25 book chapters. I have co-edited a book on interventions in couples treatment, interventions for clients with health concerns, and a book on infidelity treatment. Recently, I published Systemic Sex Therapy and A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy, which are used in over 20 couple and family therapy training programs around the U.S. In 2009, Systemic Sex Therapy was nominated for a Professional Health Book Award through the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). I also serve on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, and the Journal of Family Psychotherapy. In my work related to couples and technology, I have produced the first multitheoretical model detailing the role of technology in couple and family life (forthcoming). I present nationally and internationally on sex, technology, and couples. I have won numerous awards for teaching and research. I am also featured weekly as a guest on "Davenport After Dark", a radio program broadcast out of Dublin, Ireland.

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