Financial Therapy

Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Bradley T. Klontz
  • Sonya L. Britt
  • Kristy L. Archuleta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Financial Therapy Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sonya L. Britt, Bradley T. Klontz, Kristy L. Archuleta
      Pages 3-13
    3. Sonya L. Britt, Kristy L. Archuleta, Bradley T. Klontz
      Pages 15-22
    4. Derek Lawson, Bradley T. Klontz, Sonya L. Britt
      Pages 23-34
    5. Anthony Canale, Kristy L. Archuleta, Bradley T. Klontz
      Pages 35-67
    6. Ronald A. Sages, Timothy S. Griesdorn, Clinton G. Gudmunson, Kristy L. Archuleta
      Pages 69-85
    7. Pamela Hays, Bradley T. Klontz, Randy Kemnitz
      Pages 87-99
  3. Financial Therapy Research-Based Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Bradley T. Klontz, Paul T. Klontz, Derek Tharp
      Pages 103-120
    3. Kristy L. Archuleta, John E. Grable, Emily Burr
      Pages 121-141
    4. George Nabeshima, Bradley T. Klontz
      Pages 143-159
    5. Martin Seay, Joseph W. Goetz, Jerry Gale
      Pages 161-172
    6. Megan R. Ford
      Pages 173-190
    7. April Lane Benson
      Pages 191-214
  4. Financial Therapy Practice-Based Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Kristy L. Archuleta, Emily A. Burr
      Pages 217-234
    3. Megan A. McCoy, D. Bruce Ross, Joseph W. Goetz
      Pages 235-252
    4. Roudi Nazarinia Roy, Yolanda T. Mitchell
      Pages 253-266
    5. Joni Klontz Wada, Bradley T. Klontz
      Pages 267-284
    6. Richard Trachtman
      Pages 285-301
    7. Maggie N. Baker, Cecile Phillips Lyons
      Pages 303-323
    8. L. Martin Johnson, Kelly H. Takasawa
      Pages 325-345
    9. Bradley T. Klontz, Edward J. Horwitz, Paul T. Klontz
      Pages 347-362
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 361-364

About this book


Money-related stress dates as far back as concepts of money itself. Formerly it may have waxed and waned in tune with the economy, but today more individuals are experiencing financial mental anguish and self-destructive behavior regardless of bull or bear markets, recessions or boom periods. From a fringe area of psychology, financial therapy has emerged to meet increasingly salient concerns.

Financial Therapy is the first full-length guide to the field, bridging theory, practical methods, and a growing cross-disciplinary evidence base to create a framework for improving this crucial aspect of clients' lives. Its contributors identify money-based disorders such as compulsive buying, financial hoarding, and workaholism, and analyze typical early experiences and the resulting mental constructs ("money scripts") that drive toxic relationships with money. Clearly relating financial stability to larger therapeutic goals, therapists from varied perspectives offer practical tools for assessment and intervention, advise on cultural and ethical considerations, and provide instructive case studies. A diverse palette of research-based and practice-based models meets monetary mental health issues with well-known treatment approaches, among them:

  • Cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies.
  • Collaborative relationship models.
  • Experiential approaches.
  • Psychodynamic financial therapy.
  • Feminist and humanistic approaches.
  • Stages of change and motivational interviewing in financial therapy.
  • A text that serves to introduce and define the field as well as plan for its future, Financial Therapy is an important investment for professionals in psychotherapy and counseling, family therapy, financial planning, and social policy.


    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Couples and Finances Experiential Financial Therapy Financial Counseling Financial Health Financial Therapy Marriage and Family Therapy Models of Financial Therapy Money Avoidance Money Disorders Money Script Inventory Money Status Money Vigilance Money Worship Motivational Interviewing in Financial Therapy Narrative Therapy Origins of Financial Therapy

    Editors and affiliations

    • Bradley T. Klontz
      • 1
    • Sonya L. Britt
      • 2
    • Kristy L. Archuleta
      • 3
    1. 1.Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
    2. 2.Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
    3. 3.Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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