In the therapy office and in life in general, money is often the last taboo in relationships. Not only is it one of the top areas of marital discontent, but psychotherapists as a group tend to avoid dealing with money issues with their clients (and in themselves). This teleconference will provide insights and exercises to help you develop a more balanced relationship to money in your life, and will help you help your clients resolve their money conflicts, whether intrapsychic or interpersonal. Olivia will explore the reasons why people are so irrational around money, money messages and childhood vows, money myths which need to be debunked, money personality types, gender differences around money, and couples polarization patterns. Olivia will also spend a little time looking at money dysfunctions such as compulsive overspending, and talk about how people change for good using Prochaska's model. Finally, you'll learn about creating money dialogues, an exercise that can transform your (and your clients') relationship to money over time.
Olivia Mellan, MS
Olivia Mellan, MS, is a Washington, DC-based psychotherapist who has been in private practice with the Washington Therapy Guild since 1974. In 1982, she created "money harmony" work, helping individuals, couples, and practitioners understand and resolve their relationship to money, and their relationship to others around money. For over 25 years, she has been speaking and training all over the country, to therapists, financial professionals, women's groups, and the general public around money conflict resolution, stress management, and communication skills. She writes a monthly column in Investment Advisor magazine, The Psychology of Advice, helping financial professionals build stronger connections with their clients. She offers one series of teleclasses to therapists, counselors, coaches and financial professionals, and another to the general public. Author of five critically acclaimed books, Olivia has appeared frequently on the TODAY Show, Oprah and ABC's 20-20, and is interviewed nationally on radio, TV, and in the print media. More information about Olivia and her work can be found on her website: http://www.moneyharmony.com
1.5 continuing education units will be provided for this teleconference.
In short, participants will join the teleconference by calling into the teleconference center and entering an access code. The teleconference will include lecture, interaction, and question & answer periods
This teleconference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
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