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A comparison of psychotherapists and financial consultants in their assessment and treatment of financial conflicts


1993 1993

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This study explored the similarities and differences between financial consultants and psychotherapists in their basic personal values and in their methods of assessment and treatment of clients experiencing financial conflicts or crises. The intent was to inspect linkages between the two and, if feasable, consolidate any conceptual schemes foundational to theory-building in this area. Ten participants from each profession gave length-of-their-choice answers to three questions: ``What led you to choose your profession?''; ``Describe your professional role?''; and ``Describe how you work with distressed clients (individuals and/or couples) who ask for your assistance because they cannot get their financial management situation in order.'' Responses were categorized, classified into meaning units, and then compared between the professionals by question. Meaning units were then examined across the entire questionnaire, both within and across the professionals, in order to determine content for theorizing. The professionals also completed a rank order of values test designed by Dr. Frank Lawlis and Candice Trudeau. The Spearman nonparametric rank-order correlation technique was used to correlate values among the psychological participants, among the financial participants, and between the two groups. Results of the rank order correlation showed a significant correlation of rho = 0.88, indicating the two groups hold the same basic personal values, and operate from inner-directed evaluative mechanisms such as self-esteem, independence, and relationship. Descriptive analysis showed that although the two groups use differing methods, they attempt to produce results from the same professional stance. Theoretical possibilities emerged suggesting that the two groups may hold entirely different concepts (constructs) of money, indicating a possible new direction for further research.

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Subject
Psychology;
Behaviorial sciences;
Accounting
Classification
0621: Psychology
0384: Behaviorial sciences
0272: Accounting
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Conflicts; Financial consultants; Psychotherapists
Title
A comparison of psychotherapists and financial consultants in their assessment and treatment of financial conflicts
Author
Trudeau, Candice Ann
Number of pages
182
Publication year
1993
Degree date
1993
School code
0669
Source
DAI-B 67/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542585067, 0542585065
Advisor
Lawlis, Frank
University/institution
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
DP14309
ProQuest document ID
304095981
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304095981
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