2017 AFCPE Symposium

Sonya Britt-Lutter

Bridging the Gap Between Research & Practice with the "Broccoli Banter"

This session will focus on the benfits of researchers and practitioners working together. By fostering conversations, through efforts like the "Broccoli Banter" webinar series, we can better inform practice through evidence-based findings and conduct relevant research to ultimately provide optimal client services.  

This session will briefly remind the audience of the broccoli-research analogy and provide highlights from the “Broccoli Banter” sessions to date as well as encourage feedback on other ways the AFCPE Research Task Force can better serve its members in the goal of developing research-based best practices. 

About Dr. Britt-Lutter

Sonya Britt-Lutter, Ph.D., CFP® is an Associate Professor of Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University and a Certified Financial PlannerTM. Her research in financial counseling, planning, and therapy utilizes her educational background in marriage and family therapy and financial planning. 

Britt-Lutter's research on the predictors of money arguments and their influence on relationship satisfaction and divorce and has been referenced in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's, and Yahoo! Finance to name a few. Her developmental work in the emerging field of financial therapy is summarized in Financial Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice with co-editors Drs. Brad Klontz and Kristy Archuleta. Relationship dynamics are influenced by physiological stress, in which Britt's research has been featured in the New York Times and Investment News, among others. 

Britt-Lutter is co-editor of another book with Dr. Dorothy Durband, Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development, which leads readers through the process of developing or enhancing financial literacy programs for college students. Britt's work at the financial counseling centers at Texas Tech University and Kansas State University have guided her effectiveness of financial counseling research agenda. 

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