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Faculty, students present research at financial therapy conference

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Three faculty members and eight graduate students from the personal financial planning and marriage and family therapy programs presented their research at the second annual conference of the Financial Therapy Association, Sept. 11-13, in Athens, Ga.

Faculty are:

  • Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human services and a financial therapist, association president, co-presented “Preliminary Considerations for the Development of the Financial Therapy Discipline with two researchers from the University of Georgia;
  • John Grable, professor and director of the K-State's Financial Planning Institute, association treasurer; and
  • Kristy Archuleta, co-director of K-State's Financial Planning Clinic and an assistant professor of family studies and human services.

Archuleta, Britt and Roudi Nazarinia Roy from the Salina campus presented “What is Theory? Moving Financial Therapy Forward through Theory.”

Graduate students included:

  • Mary Bell, doctoral student personal financial planning, co-presented "Factors Influencing Financial Satisfaction," with Grable and Britt;
  • Bell, doctoral student Jeremy Boyle, Laura Irwin and Jurdene Ingram (both master’s students) co-presented "Developing a Solution-focused Approach to Financial Well-being" with Archuleta and Grable;
  • Ronald Sages and Julie Cumbie, doctoral students in personal financial planning, co-presented "Does Mental Health Really Influence Financial Behavior?" with Britt; and
  • Anita Dale and Scott Spann, doctoral students in personal financial planning, co-presented "Understanding Financial Mental Health: Exploring Predictors of Financial Anxiety" with Archuleta.

This article was posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, and is filed under College News, Family Studies & Human Services, Institute of Personal Financial Planning.