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Kristy L. Archuleta Ph.D, LMFT,CFT-I

Keynote Speaker - Professor - Researcher - Author - Financial Therapy Pioneer

203 Charles Schwab Financial Planning Center, Athens , Georgia, 30602

About Kristy L. Archuleta Ph.D, LMFT,CFT-I

Financial Therapist, Researcher, Mental Health Advocate

Dr. Kristy Archuleta is a Professor in the Financial Planning program at the University of Georgia, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Financial Therapist-I™. Before joining the faculty at UGA in 2018, she was an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Personal Financial Planning program at Kansas State University. Her research and teaching interests relate to financial therapy, couples and money, and effective mechanisms to improve financial and overall well-being. She has co-edited two books: Financial Planning and Scales and Financial Therapy: Theory, Theory, Research, and Practice and published numerous scholarly articles.

Dr. Archuleta is a co-founding board member & Past-President of the Financial Therapy Association, co-founding Editor of the Journal of Financial Therapy, and a co-founder of Women Managing the Farm.She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

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Keynote Speaker – Organizational Leadership Consultant


B.S. Family Relations and Child Development, Minor: Business Management Oklahoma State University
M.S Marriage and Family Therapy Kansas State University
Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy, Graduate Certificate: Personal Financial Planning Kansas State University

Outstanding Journal Article Award Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
Outstanding Journal Article Award Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education
Distinguished Alumna Award- College of Human Sciences, Oklahoma State University
Myers-Alford Teaching Award -College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University

About University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Archuleta has an established international reputation in the area of financial therapy. This area integrates psychological, relational, and financial factors affecting individual, couple, and family well-being.