Indiana Psychological Association - Event Information

Event Name:May 2022 IPA Webinar: Understanding Patients' Financial Stress: Assessment and Treatment Strategies
Event Type(s):CE Events
Description:IPA 2022 Webinar Series
1.0 Hour of Category I CE credit

Friday, May 20th, 2022 at Noon

Registrants will receive further information for participating via Zoom Webinar for the presentation.

Understanding Patients' Financial Stress: Assessment and Treatment Strategies
The APA's 2021 Stress in America survey determined that the #1 and #2 sources of stress for Americans are "work" and "money." These findings mirror pre-pandemic results since 2019. At the same time, psychologists are often reluctant to directly discuss financial security with patients. The presentation begins with a review of the classic ways in which psychologists view money issues in therapy. An overview of assessment tools and intervention strategies supported by various psychological theories, including dynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and systems, will be presented. A summary of the APA's guidelines for serving the LIEM population (Low-income and Economic Marginalization) will address SES as it intersects with diversity issues related to gender, race/ethnicity, age, and ability status. The goal of the presentation is to support treating professionals in their therapeutic approach to patients' financial stressors, with an opportunity to exam providers' own beliefs about finances, early career through retirement.

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.    Identify, define, and discuss financial stress as a psychosocial stressor.
2.    Apply varied theoretical frameworks to the assessment and treatment of financial stress.
3.    Identify the psychosocial stress for populations who are LIEM and members of other diverse groups. 
4.    Facilitate resources and referrals for patients and families in need of direct assistance related to financial insecurity.
5.    List characteristics of providers' own beliefs about financial issues.

Presenter Bio:  Sandra Burkhardt, Ph.D. ABPP
Sandra Burkhardt, Ph.D., ABPP is a late career clinical psychologist who became certified in financial therapy in her search for evidence-based practices to address patient financial insecurity, estate planning, and the psychological impact of economic status. She has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum. She is a staff therapist at CRG of Indianapolis where she provides telehealth services. She is board certified in Clinical and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 

Dr. Sandra Burkhardt

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.
Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits. Partial credit cannot be given. We ask that all participants return the post-program evaluation form at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Burkhardt and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email withing two weeks post-event. 
Registration Fees

IPA New, Premier, Platinum, Emeritus-Practicing, and Student Members - $0
IPA Basic, Emeritus-Retired Members, and Affiliate Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists and Other Professionals $30
*If a non-member Student seeking to attend, please either join IPA (free membership with "sponsorship" by an IPA Academic Member or, if outside the state of Indiana, please contact

Registration will close on Thursday, May 19th, 2022.
Event Date:5/20/2022
Event Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern
Location:Live Webinar
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