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Considerations, Benefits and Cautions Integrating Systems Theory with Financial Therapy

  • Jerry GaleEmail author
  • Donald Bruce Ross
  • Michael G. ThomasJr.
  • Josh Boe
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Abstract

This paper presents the benefits and potential concerns of integrating financial counseling with systems therapy. Ethical and conceptual issues of cross-disciplinary collaboration are presented. Issues of social inequity and social determinants of health are highlighted to show the need for critical theory and knowledge of economic injustice in order to do cross disciplinary collaboration. Two models: one for cross disciplinary skills implementation and one for professional collaboration are presented. The paper closes with five recommendations for integrating financial therapy and systems theory.

Keywords

Financial therapy Social justice Critical theory Social determinants of health Cross disciplinary Systems theory Cautions and benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Family ScienceUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, Adjunct FacultyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Department of Family Sciences, Consumer Economics & Personal FinanceUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer EconomicsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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