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Money troubles? Sign up here

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Money troubles? What happens when you abandon traditional financial counseling methods and use marriage and family therapy models to change financial behavior?

Kristy Archuleta at the Institute of Personal Financial Planning Clinic, Manhattan, is looking for students to help answer that question.

“We are looking for students who will commit 6 to 10 weeks to the Solution Focused Financial Counseling project,” said the assistant professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services. They will receive free counseling sessions about money troubles and be compensated up to $75. She hopes to have the slots filled by Nov. 5.

“And they will be helping us test a type of treatment that may help others with similar problems,” Archuleta added.

Traditionally, financial counseling methods focus on problems and look into the client’s history.

The model to be tested involves multiple counseling sessions and is strength based, she said. Students will learn about their personal strengths and learn how to use them to change their financial behaviors.

For information, call (785) 320-7636 or email fpclinic@ksu.edu.

The clinic is the first of its kind to offer financial counseling blended with relational therapy services to the Manhattan area.

This article was posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, College News, Personal Financial Planning.