Derek R. Lawson, M.S., CFP®, is a doctoral student in Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University. Derek is a Certified Financial Planner at Priority Financial Partners based out of Durango, CO. His research focuses on the effects of money on relationship dynamics and well-being, physiological stressors, financial therapy, and behavioral finance. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Planning, Financial Services Review, and the Journal of Financial Therapy. He co-authored a chapter on Money Scripts in the book, Financial Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. Derek is currently serving as Treasurer of the Financial Therapy Association; he has previously served as the Secretary for the National FPA NexGen group, and Director of NexGen for the Financial Planning Association of Greater Kansas City chapter. He currently serves as the President of the graduate student body at Kansas State University.