Financial Therapy from a Self-psychological Perspective

  • Maggie N. BakerEmail author
  • Cecile Phillips Lyons


This chapter overviews a theoretical presentation of self-psychology, a psychodynamic theory developed in the 1970s in reaction to Freudian theory. The reader will become familiar with terms and invariant organizing principles related to this approach. Current empirical research and a study of “The Subjective Experience of Money” (Lyons, The shadow of money (Doctoral Dissertation), 2013) are presented to support the short- and long-term effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy in general and self-psychological therapy in particular. This chapter will help financial advisorsmental health professionals, undergraduates, and graduate students in financial planning, financial therapy, and psychology better understand the internal psychological forces that determine the interplay between money and intrapsychic and interpersonal dynamics.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Empathic Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baker & Baker Psychology/Psychiatry AssociatesWynnewoodUSA
  2. 2.Psychiatric Health Facility Post Doctoral InternSanta BarbaraUSA

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