Ted Klontz, PhD
Ted Klontz, PhD

Ted Klontz, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Heider College of Business

Expertise/Specializations

  • Financial Psychology

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Economics and Finance

Position

  • Associate Professor of Practice

Teaching Activity

  • Associate Professor of Practice of Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance

Biography

Paul T (Ted) Klontz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Practice of Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance at Creighton University and Founder and Director of the Financial Psychology Institute at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business, is based in Nashville, TN. He has a 40+ year career in counseling, consulting and advising that has included authoring, co-authoring and/or contributing to 6 financial psychology related books (e.g. Wired for Wealth, Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge, Facilitating Financial Health, Financial Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice). 

He is a published researcher, professional speaker and trainer with corporate groups focusing on communication skill development and anxiety management.  Ted is a designer and facilitator of workshops; consultant to major entertainment management groups; consultant to the US defense department; and has a private practice focused on working with professional athletes/entertainers and financial professionals. 

He has served in expert roles as an advisor to Congressional Committees and is regularly quoted in national and international media including The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Oprah Winfrey, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Money magazine and The New York Times.  Ted’s Healing Money Issues Workshop was featured on ABC News’ 20-20 and Good Morning America.  He has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  He is President of Klontz Consulting Group, has served as one of the founding executive officers of the National Financial Therapy Association, and is Co-Founder of Your Mental Wealth,™ a direct to consumer personal finance brand.

Education

  • BS Bethel College
  • MA Michigan State University
  • Ph.D. Century University

Certifications

Certified Experiential Therapist Level III
Masters Addiction Therapist Level II
 

Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • 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., 3(1), 17-42
  • 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., 2(1), 1-22
  • 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., 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., 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., 12(4), 275-294

Editing and Reviews

  • Facilitating financial health: Tools for financial planners, coaches, & therapists, 2nd edition.  Cincinnati, OH, 2016
  • 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., pp. 570-594, 2015
  • 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., pp. 174-20, 2015

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Financial Psychology
    Neuroscience

Current Research Projects

  • 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., 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.

    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., 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.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.