Ted Klontz's scientific contributions

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With the newly revised 2nd Edition, Facilitating Financial Health remains a one-of-a-kind publication that bridges the gap between financial planners and mental health practitioners. The authors, two mental health professionals and a CFP®-designated financial planner, pioneered the use of tools that help clients build healthy relationships with mon...
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Financial matters have been identified in the literature as a significant source of stress for individuals and families. However, little is known about the psychological issues related to money that may be contributing to individual and family problems. Using a sample of 422 individuals who identified their level of agreement on 72 money-related be...
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Do you overspend? Undersave? Keep secrets about money from a spouse or family member? Are you anxious about dealing with your finances? If so, you are not alone. Let's face it–just about all of have complicated, if not downright dysfunctional, relationships with money. As Drs. Brad and Ted Klontz, a father and son team of pioneers in the emerging...
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Wired for Wealth shows you that the biggest threat to your financial health is not a recession; it's your brain. Markets go up and markets go down, but one fact holds true: Your money scripts―the unconscious core beliefs you hold about money―will determine whether you win or lose in the long run. But there is hope. Drawing on the results of a landm...
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Ebenezer Scrooge would seem an unlikely source from which to glean financial wisdom. However, Dickens' classic tale of how Scrooge left behind his miserly ways and transformed into a joyful, compassionate and generous man is a powerful model we all can benefit from today. Unlike other financial planning books that focus narrowly on the 'dollar an...
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This article describes an equine-assisted experiential therapy approach and presents treatment outcomes in 31 participants in an equine-assisted, experiential therapy program. Participants completed psychological measures prior to treatment, immediately following treatment, and 6 months after treatment. Reported reductions in psychological distress...

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... Multidisciplinary teams with expertise in mental health, substance abuse, and abuser dependence on the victim would seem essential to develop personalized intervention plans for offenders based on the unique family system dynamics. As an example, financial therapy may be useful in addressing offender financial dependence (Klontz et al., 2016). Financial therapy is "a process informed by both therapeutic and financial competencies that helps people think, feel, communicate, and behave differently with money to improve overall well-being through evidence-based practices and interventions" (Financial Therapy Association, 2020, para. ...
... Financial psychology offers tools to explore underlying assumptions or beliefs around money. These beliefs are known as money scripts, which are typically developed in childhood and unconsciously followed into adulthood (Klontz, Kahler, and Klontz 2006;Klontz and Klontz 2009;Lawson, Klontz, and Britt 2015). ...
... Amongst the "Big Five" personality traits, neuroticism is most relevant to financial discipline and psychological stability. According to the research on interrelations between the neuroticism and individual financial management capability, neuroticism significantly impacts the tendency of spending over one's income; individuals encounter problems of overdue utility payments and exceeded maximum credit card limits [41,42]. ...
... Money has a social and cultural impact that dictates what other people think of us and a psychological impact that influences what we think of ourselves. According to Klontz et al. (2011), financial matters are identified as a significant source of stress for individuals and families. In terms of financial planning, communication is multifaceted, as the client's trust and commitment will depend, not only on fact-finding in terms of financial issues, but also on the financial advisor's effort to obtain qualitative information from the client, such as feelings, values, and history with money (Sharpe et al. 2007). ...
... 17 Both full-sized horses and smaller ponies are capable of withstanding distraction and are able to tolerate unpredictable or erratic behaviors from the people riding or grooming them. 18 Based on the physiological and emotional interactions that occur when humans interact with dogs and horses, these animals are well-suited for AAIs. 10,15,19 For people with dementia, AAIs have been shown to improve well-being, cognitive abilities, affective and behavioral aspects, decreasing depression and shortening institutionalization periods. ...