Psychodynamic Financial Therapy

  • Richard TrachtmanEmail author


This chapter will describe some of the main tenets of psychodynamic or psychoanalytic theory, which can help psychotherapists and financial professionals to better understand our relationship to money and financial matters, and the motivations behind our financial behaviors. Common concepts from psychoanalysis (i.e., id, ego, and superego) will be explored, as well as other concepts central to psychodynamic thinking. The sociological concept of the money taboo will also be discussed as it relates to professionals who may have difficulty addressing money-related problems with their clients. The chapter ends with a comprehensive case study illustrating psychodynamic financial therapy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MORE Services for Money & RelationshipsNew YorkUSA

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