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FTA 2019 Conference Call for Proposals

Financial Therapy Association

FTA 2019 Conference: Skills in Practice

Call for Proposals 

Who Should Submit?

Anyone interested in the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, economic, and integrative aspects of financial health and well-being.


This year’s conference will focus on bringing the skills and knowledge base of financial therapy into practice. Discuss, learn and experience what it is like to do the work of a financial therapist. We are also pleased to be celebrating our very first class of Certified Financial Therapists levels I, II, & III!. This year’s conference will provide training that will contribute to certification requirements. To see the list of competencies, go to:

Please submit your ideas and propose sessions in one or more of the following general types.

Types of Submissions

Any topic related to the following topics.

  • Defining the scope of your practice
  • Credit management
  • Money & relationships
  • Behavioral economics
  • Estate planning
  • Therapeutic training for therapists
  • Education planning
  • Cultural diversity
  • Retirement analysis

However, any topic relating to financial therapy will be considered. Qualified submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluation will consider completeness, quality of writing, impact on field, innovativeness, and usefulness in financial therapy practice and research. A limited number of spots are available for selected submission and therefore only high quality and competitive proposals will be selected.

The two main types of submissions that are sought include:

  • Poster Presentations – Posters feature elements of research, theory or showcase an approach as applied to financial therapy. Submissions should include a 1-2 page, single-spaced, detailed abstract in APA format of the proposed poster content. Poster exhibitors will present their posters during the poster sessions, but also get the chance to present their ideas in a round-table.

A Best Poster award will be given at the conference. Posters will be judged during the poster session at the conference. Presenters must be present at the session to speak with the judges.

  • Research Presentations- These presentations will showcase high quality, relevant research papers that further the field of financial therapy. Presentations may range in length from 15 to 30 minutes depending upon the accepted number of presentations per topic. Submissions should include a detailed abstract (at least 2-3 single spaced pages with a five-page maximum in addition to references) highlighting the purpose of the research and research question, a brief literature review, methods, results, and discussion including limitations and implications.

Selected abstracts will be invited to participate in the Outstanding Conference Paper competition, sponsored by the Journal of Financial Therapy. To compete, full papers must be submitted to Dr. Sarah Asebedo ( no later than January 31, 2019. The winner of the competition will be announced at the conference and may be featured in the Journal of Financial Therapy if requirements are met.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions should be single-spaced and use APA formatting. For posters, we expect 1-2 pages; for research presentations, we expect 2-3 pages, but no more than 5 pages.
  • Evaluation criteria will include completeness, quality of writing, impact on field, innovativeness, usefulness in financial therapy practice and research, and APA and proposal submission guideline adherence.
  • A separate title page should be created listing the title of the submission, type of submission, the names of all authors and their affiliations.

Target dates:

  • Accepted proposal submitters will be notified of acceptance by February 15, 2019.
  • At least ONE author will need to CONFIRM their acceptance and REGISTER by the early bird deadline, February 28, 2019.

Where to Submit:

All submissions will be submitted online at

Review:  Each submission is blind, peer reviewed.


  • When applicable, authors must disclose when and where research has been previously presented and/or published.
  • If your submission is accepted, one of your team must register and pay for the conference by the early bird deadline, February 28, 2019.

This call is no longer accepting submissions.