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K-State Today

January 18, 2012



K-State faculty, graduate students contribute to latest issue of the Journal of Financial Therapy

By Kristy Archuleta

The newest issue of the Journal of Financial Therapy, published by Kansas State University faculty members, is now available at http://www.jftonline.org.

The journal primarily publishes clinical research that examines the empirical link between personal financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors and personal and family well-being. It is published by the New Prairie Press, which was founded in 2007 by the Kansas State University Libraries.

The newest issue features works by several faculty members and graduate students from Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services, which offers programs in marriage and family therapy and personal financial planning.

Contributions include:

* An editorial written by the journal's editors, Kristy Archuleta, assistant professor of family studies and human services and co-director of the university's Financial Planning Clinic, and John Grable, Vera Mowery McAninch professor of human development and family studies in the College of Human Ecology and director of the university's Institute of Personal Financial Planning.

* Archuleta and several graduate students co-authored "An Initial Membership Profile of the Financial Therapy Association," which describes the association's membership diversity. Student co-authors included Anita K. Dale, doctoral student in personal financial planning; Dan Danford, doctoral student in personal financial planning; Erika Rasure, doctoral student in personal financial planning; Kelley Williams, doctoral student in personal financial planning; Emily Burr, master's student in marriage and family therapy; Kurt Schindler, doctoral student in personal financial planning; and Brett Coffman, doctoral student in personal financial planning, Fort Mill, S.C.

* Rasure also wrote a book review on "Money and the Pursuit of Happiness: In Good Times and Bad" by Richard Trachtman.

* Megan Ford, a December 2010 master's graduate in marriage and family therapy and now the ASPIRE Clinical Director at the University of Georgia in Athens, joined with Archuleta and Joyce Baptist, assistant professor of family studies and human services, to co-author "A Theoretical Approach to Financial Therapy: The Development of the Ford Financial Empowerment Model."

* Bradley Klontz, adjunct associate professor of family studies and human services, and colleagues, wrote "The Effectiveness of an Interactive Multimedia Psychoeducational Approach to Improve Financial Competence in At-Risk Youth: A Pilot Study."