Considerations, Benefits and Cautions Integrating Systems Theory with Financial Therapy

Jerry Gale, Donald Bruce Ross, Michael G. Thomas, Josh Boe

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-94
Number of pages11
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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