2020 Webinars

 Every presentation is scheduled for the First Friday of every month at 1pm EST, unless otherwise noted.

April 3, 2020

Headshot of Lindsay Bryan-Podvin

Financial Anxiety: What is it and how can therapists use existing skills to help

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This presentation will address something therapists are routinely faced with; clients voicing stress about finances. And yet, most of us are not trained on the nuances of treating financial anxiety. Recent studies have shown over half of American adults agree that engaging with their finances causes anxiety. Social workers cite little-to-no training on personal finance and how to help their clients clinically, and I imagine other disciplines are also missing this training. However, therapists are uniquely positioned to help their clients with financial anxiety. In this webinar, attendees will assess their current therapy skills and apply them to help their clients with financial anxiety. 

Presenter: Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, LMSW

Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, owner and founder of Mind Money Balance, is a financial therapist who started her career in the field of mental health treatment and advocacy. As the first financial therapist in Michigan, she combines financial literacy with the emotional and psychological side of money.  She always had an interest in mental health and found an even greater love working at the intersection of mental health and money. In addition to being a published author, she has a degree in sociology from Michigan State University and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan.


May 1, 2020

 Headshot of Ed Coambs - MBA, MA, CFP®, LMFT

Towards Trauma Informed Financial Therapy

What keeps clients stuck in their financial lives? With over five years of direct clinical experience working with couples in therapy Ed will share how he came to the conclusion that unresolved trauma is the underlying basis of clients various financial problems. This presentation will help novice and seasoned practitioners begin to consider the wide ranging implications of trauma in people’s financial lives. It is reasonably well established in other areas of clinical treatment such as eating disorders and addiction that trauma is an underlying determinant of these adverse life outcomes, it is not as well connected to the way people become disordered around money. 

Practitioners will be asked to reflect on their own life and the role of trauma in their financial lives. As trauma commonly leads to compartmentalization and minimization of the effects of adversity, practitioners will be encouraged to explore what it means to integrate the split off experiences of life into their financial life.  Creating new space for relationships to develop between what has happened to me, what is happening to me, and what will happen to me. Becoming a trauma informed practitioner is not an easy journey, but it is a worthy one.

Presenter: Ed Coambs - MBA, MA, CFP®, LMFT

Ed Coambs is a marriage and family therapist in Charlotte, NC that specializes in financial therapy. His work draws on his dual training as both a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and marriage and family therapist. Ed is working to complete his Ph.D at Kansas State University where he is researching the effects of trauma and attachment on financial well-being. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids outside. 

Webinar Pricing:

FTA Professional Members: $10

FTA Student Members: $5

Non-members: $39  Please consider joining FTA! Click here: Membership

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Live Webinars: Cancellations are accepted through the day prior to the live presentation and will incur a $5.00 administrative charge. FTA webinars are very low cost, and if you register for a live webinar and miss it for some reason, including logon challenges, the recording will be made accessible to you. The recording carries the same CEUs as the live session. No refunds for the registration fee will be made for no shows.

Previous Webinars:

Watch any of the following past webinars to learn more about financial therapy, and earn CEUs!