Katherine M. Hertlein

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  • CAMFT's 2024 Annual Conference
    May 3 - 4, 2024 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott


Kathryn Hertlein, PhD, LMFT
Katherine M. Hertlein

Katherine M. Hertlein, Ph.D., LMFT, 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. 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 90 articles, 40 book chapters, and 12 books. Dr. Hertlein has won numerous awards for research, teaching, mentorship, and supervision across her career. 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.

What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence
Saturday | May 4, 2024
9:45 am - 11:45 am
(2 CEs)

Workshop Description:

Technology has significantly shaped the way in which we interact with each other, both in personal settings as well as professional ones. One particular form of technology - Artificial Intelligence (AI) - has created much hype with the innovation of generative programs such as ChatGPT. These programs expand both the range and quality of services that can be offered by a couple and family therapist. The opportunities offered by AI for providing psychotherapy, however, do not come without controversy. Challenges with securing personal health information and the way in which these programs are constructed can compromise confidentiality, manipulate information, and may have effects that we cannot yet predict. In this workshop, participants will learn the difference between AI used in therapy and telebehavioral health. We will review the ethical dilemmas and legal issues when considering the use of AI therapy. Finally, we will review competencies applicable to AI therapies.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Attendees will be able to identify differences between telebehavioral health and AI
  • Attendees will be able to list when to use AI
  • Attendees will be able to list ethical and legal considerations for using AI
  • Attendees will be able to list the telebehavioral health competencies that apply to AI

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