Bradley T. Klontz, Psy.D., CFP®
Bradley T. Klontz, Psy.D., CFP®

Bradley T. Klontz, Psy.D., CFP®

Associate Professor of Practice
Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Economics and Finance

Position

  • Associate Professor of Practice

Teaching Activity

  • Associate Professor of Practice

Biography

Dr. Bradley T. Klontz, Psy.D., CFP® is a Founder of the Financial Psychology Institute and an Associate Professor of Practice at Creighton University Heider College of Business. He is a Managing Principal of Your Mental Wealth Advisors, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a Former President of the Hawaii Psychological Association. 

Dr. Klontz was awarded the Innovative Practice Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for his application of psychological interventions to help people with money and wealth issues and his innovative practice in financial psychology for practitioners across the country.

Dr. Klontz has co-authored/co-edited five books on financial psychology: Facilitating Financial Health: Tools for Financial Planners, Coaches, and Therapists (NUCO, 2016), Financial Therapy: Theory, Research & Practice (Springer, 2014), Mind Over Money (Broadway Business, 2009), Wired for Wealth (HCI, 2008), and The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge (HCI,2008).

His work has been featured on ABC News’ 20/20, Good Morning America, and in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time, Kiplinger’s, Money Magazine, NPR and many other media outlets and professional magazines and journals.

Education

  • BS in Psychology; Olivet Nazarene University
  • MS in Counseling and Human Resource Development; South Dakota State University
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology; Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning, Kansas State University

Certifications

Certified Financial Planner Practitioner (CFP®)
Clinical Psychologist

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Financial planner as healer: Maximizing the role of financial health physician., Journal of Financial Planning, 29(12), 52-59, 2016
  • Internal consistency and convergent validity of the Klontz Money Behavior Inventory (KMBI), Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(2), 14-31, 2015
  • Reliability and convergent validity of the Klontz Money Script Inventory-Revised (KMSI-R), Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(2), 1-13, 2015

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Financial Psychology
    Applied Behavioral Finance

Current Research Projects

    • Taylor, C., Klontz, B.T., & Tharp, D. (in press). Money disorders and locus of control: Implications for assessment and intervention.
    • Lawson, D.R., & Klontz, B.T. (in press). Integrating behavioral finance and financial psychology into the financial planning process.
    • Klontz, B., Kahler, R., & Klontz, T. (2016). Facilitating financial health: Tools for financial planners, coaches, & therapists, 2nd edition. Cincinnati, OH: National Underwriter Company. 
    • Klontz, B.T., Van Zutphen, N., & Fries, K. (2016). Financial planner as healer: Maximizing the role of financial health physician. Journal of Financial Planning, 52-59.
    • Archuleta, Kristy L.; Britt, Sonya L.; Klontz, Bradley T. (2016), “Financial Therapy” in Xiao, Jing Jian, Handbook of Consumer Finance Research. Springer International Publishing, pages 73-82.
    • Taylor, C., Klontz, B.T., & Britt, S.L. (2015). Internal consistency and convergent validity of the Klontz Money Behavior Inventory (KMBI). Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(2), 14-31.
    • Taylor, C., Klontz, B.T., & Britt, S.L. (2015). Reliability and convergent validity of the Klontz Money Script Inventory-Revised (KMSI-R). Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(2), 1-13.
    • Kemnitz, R., Klontz, B.T., & Archuleta, K. (2015). Financial enmeshment: Untangling the web. Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(2), 32-48.
    • Klontz, B.T., Sullivan, P., Seay, M.C., & Canale, A. (2015). The wealthy: A financial psychological profile. Consulting Psychology Journal: Research and Practice, 67(2), 127-143.
    • Klontz, B.T., Bivens, A., Michels, S., Arakaki, W.N., Stern, K., Ullman, D., Tom, L., &           DeLeon, P.H. (2015). The Mokihana Program: The effectiveness of an integrated Department of Education and Department of Health School-Based Behavioral Health Approach. Psychological Services, 12(2), 101-111.
    • Britt, S.L., Klontz, B.T., Tibbetts, R., & Leitz, L. (2015). The financial health of mental health professionals. Journal of Financial Therapy, 6(1), 17-32.
    • Archuleta, K.L, Klontz, B.T., & Britt, S.L. (2015). Financial Therapy: The integration of financial planning and therapy (pp. 779-794). In CFP Board Financial Planning Competency Handbook, 2nd Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
    • Klontz, B.T., Seay, M.C., Sullivan, P., & Canale, A. (2014). The psychology of wealth: Psychological factors associated with high income. Journal of Financial Planning, 27(12), 46-53.
    • Klontz, B.T., Britt, S.L., & Archuleta, K.L. (Eds.) (2014). Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice. New York, NY: Springer.
    • Klontz, B.T., Horwitz, E.J., & Klontz, P.T. (2015). Stages of change and motivational interviewing in financial therapy. In B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice (pp. 570-594). New York, NY:  Springer.
    • Klontz, B.T., Klontz, P.T., & Tharp, D. (2015). Experiential financial therapy. In B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice (pp. 174-204). New York, NY: Springer.
    • Britt, S.L., Klontz, B.T., & Archuleta, K.L. (2015). Financial therapy: Establishing an emerging field. In B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice (pp. 1-28). New York, NY: Springer.
    • Britt, S.L., Archuleta, K.L., & Klontz, B.T. (2015). Theories, models and integration in financial therapy. In B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice (pp. 29-42). New York, NY: Springer.
    • Lawson, D., Klontz, B.T., & Britt, S.L., (2015). Money scripts. In B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice (pp.43-60). New York, NY: Springer.
    • Canale, A., Archuleta, K.L., & Klontz, B.T. (2015). Money disorders. In B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice (pp. 61-119). New York, NY: Springer.
    • Hays, P., Klontz, B.T., & Kemnitz, R. (2015). Seven steps to culturally responsive financial therapy. In B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice (pp. 151-172). New York, NY: Springer.
    • Nabeshima, G., & Klontz, B.T. (2015). Cognitive behavioral financial therapy. In B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice (pp. 239-267). New York, NY: Springer.
    • Wada, J.K. & Klontz, B.T. (2015). Acceptance and commitment financial therapy for women. In B.T. Klontz, S.L. Britt, & K.L. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Theory, research & practice (pp. 445-473). New York, NY: Springer.
    • Canales, A., & Klontz, B.T. (2013). Hoarding disorder: It’s more than just an obsession: Implications for financial planners and financial therapists. Journal of Financial Therapy, 4(2), 43-63.
    • Klontz, B.T. & Britt, S.L. (2012). Financial trauma: Why the abandonment of buy-and-hold in favor of tactical asset management may be a symptom of posttraumatic stress. Journal of Financial Therapy 3(2), 14-27.
    • Klontz, B.T. & Britt, S.L. (2012). How clients’ money scripts predict their financial        behaviors. Journal of Financial Planning, 25(11), 33-43.
    • Klontz, B.T., Britt, S.L., Archuleta, K., & Klontz, P.T. (2012). Disordered Money Behaviors: Development of the Klontz Money Behavior Inventory. Journal of Financial Therapy, 3(1), 17-42.
    • Klontz, B.T., Pacifici, C., White, L., & Nelson, C. (2011). The effectiveness of an interactive multimedia approach to improving financial literacy in at-risk youth: A pilot study. Journal of Financial Therapy, 2(2), 41-67.
    • Klontz, B.T., Britt, S.L, Mentzer, J., & Klontz, P.T. (2011). Money beliefs and financial behaviors: Development of the Klontz Money Script Inventory. Journal of Financial Therapy, 2(1), 1-22.
    • Klontz, B. (2010). Coaching with financial planners. In S. Walfish (Ed.), Earning a living outside of managed mental health care: 50 ways to expand your practice. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
    • Klontz, B.T., Bivens, A, Klontz, P.T., Wada, J., & Kahler, R. (2008). The treatment of disordered money behaviors: Results of an open clinical trial. Psychological Services (5)3, 295-308.
    • Klontz, B.T., Bivens, A., Leinart, D., & Klontz, P.T. (2007). The effectiveness of equine-assisted experiential therapy: Results of an open clinical trial. Society & Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies 15, 257-267.
    • Kahler, R., Klontz, T., & Klontz, B. (2007). Helping clients change: 21st century tools      from a 19th century fable. Journal of Financial Planning 20(4), 62-67.
    • Klontz, B.T., Garos, S., & Klontz, P.T. (2005). The effectiveness of brief multimodal     experiential therapy in the treatment of sexual addiction. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention 12(4), 275-294.
    • Klontz, B.T. (2004). The ethical practice of group experiential psychotherapy.  Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 41(2), 172-179.
    • Klontz, B.T., Wolf, E.M. & Bivens, A. (2001). The effectiveness of a multimodal brief group experiential therapy approach. The International Journal of Action Methods: Psychodrama, Skill Training, and Role Playing, 53(3-4), 199-135. 
    • Klontz, B.T., Dayton, T., & Anderson, L.S. (1999). The use of psychodramatic techniques within solution-focused brief therapy: A Theoretical and Technical Integration. The International Journal of Action Methods: Psychodrama, Skill Training, and Role Playing, 52(3), 113-120.
    • Klontz, B.T. (1999). The Effectiveness of the ASET model of brief intensive group     experiential psychotherapy. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Wright State University, Dayton OH.