Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Couples Financial Interview

  • Anne Brennan MalecEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1087

Name of Strategy or Intervention

Couples Financial Interview.


The Couples Financial Interview has been used within the context of Financial Therapy (FT) in order to help a couple ascertain and express their beliefs and values about money.

Financial conflicts may stem from fundamental differences between partners. Families of origin often shape one’s meanings of money – forming one’s money preferences and beliefs, or what are known as, money scripts (Klontz et al. 2011; Klontz and Klontz 2009). It is not uncommon for clients engaging in disordered money behaviors to be unaware of their own money scripts. Money scripts are underlying “assumptions or beliefs about money that are typically only partially true, are often developed in childhood, and unconsciously followed throughout adulthood (Klontz et al. 2011). These schemas often derive from an emotionally triggering financial event in one’s childhood that leaves a lasting impression, often until adulthood (Klontz and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Symmetry CounselingChicagoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Douglas C. Breunlin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Family InstituteNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA