Financial Therapy

  • Kristy L. ArchuletaEmail author
  • Sonya L. Britt
  • Bradley T. Klontz


Financial therapy is an emerging field that integrates the interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects of financial well-being. These non-quantitative issues are at the forefront of consumer finance. Over the past 5 years, research in this area has grown tremendously. This chapter gives an overview of the current research in financial therapy, specifically focusing on money scripts, money disorders, and empirically supported modalities to help address negative money behaviors. Efficacy and effectiveness research will be needed to continue to help the field develop for both consumer finance researchers and their financial professional counterparts.


Cognitive Behavioral Financial Therapy Experiential financial therapy Financial therapy Money disorders Money scripts Solution-focused financial therapy Stopping overshopping model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristy L. Archuleta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sonya L. Britt
    • 2
  • Bradley T. Klontz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Personal Financial Planning, School of Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Department of Personal Financial Planning, School of Family Studies and Human ServicesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  3. 3.Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance, Heider College of BusinessCreighton UniversityOmahaUSA

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