Avant Take: Therapists may have finally gotten comfortable with sex and other “taboo” topics but money still feels like an awkward issue in session (in general?!) for most of us. When the subject of money comes up…so do emotions. You probably need this workshop if you can’t imagine asking a client what their salary is, struggle to set your fees, or want to know how to therapeutically help clients when money is an issue. Help your clients and yourself at the same time with this workshop!
Money is the New Sex
It was not that long ago that sex therapy was not offered in graduate programs for mental health providers. Over time, our profession began to realize that sexuality is a rich topic for exploration in the therapy room and that getting comfortable with explicit sexual material is now an essential therapeutic skill. Although money has been identified as a top stressor in APA’s survey on Stress in America for the past 10 years, we rarely receive any training on the treatment of financial issues or discussion of our own money issues in our professional communities.
This workshop is designed to be both experiential and didactic in nature and will address the topic of money in both our personal and our professional lives. We will go through exercises and conversations designed to help us get in touch with our feelings, values and beliefs about money. We will review techniques used in the emerging field of financial therapy and identify client issues appropriate for treatment. Recent research in the field will be reviewed as well.
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the money taboo.
- Describe a theoretical model of financial well-being.
- List 3 techniques used in financial therapy.
- Identify common dynamics in couples fighting about money.
- Describe issues appropriate for financial therapy.
Continuing Education Credit
- Psychologists – 3 CE credits
- LCSW, LPC, LMFT: 3 Related hours
Avant Training is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Avant Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content.