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At Aspen Practice we are keenly aware of the need to 'bring resources to people,' and 'people to resources...' In this effort, the following resources are provided with a brief description of the link or the organization.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.  It's mission is to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.


Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) is the alliance of state, provincial, and territorial agencies responsible for the licensure and certification of psychologists throughout the United States and Canada. ASPPB was formed in 1961 to serve psychology boards in the two countries. Much of the impetus for its founding related to mobility for practitioners. By consensus, the first step was to create and maintain a standardized written Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). ASPPB has done so since 1965.


Today, in addition to creating the EPPP, ASPPB coordinates cooperative efforts of boards, facilitates communication among boards, maintains a Disciplinary Data Bank, issues a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ), advocates for the advancement of mobility by encouraging board acceptance of the CPQ and the ASPPB Agreement of Reciprocity, maintains a Credentials Bank, and provides a Score Transfer Service. ASPPB acts as a voice for those responsible for the regulation of the practice of psychology. ASPPB has drafted a Model Act, Model Regulations, a Code of Conduct, and guidelines for the use and/or adoption by state and provincial psychology boards.


Billings Clinic

Is a leading community organization in Billings, Montana, a multi-specialty group practice of over 200 physicians and non-physician providers. It is a not-for-profit organization; governed by the community, with physician leadership at all levels. Its structure is similar to that of the Mayo Clinic. The Billings Clinic is a 'community of physicians' working together in a collegial manner toward ourof providing outstanding health care, education and research in our region and the nation.


Boy Scouts of America

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.


CARF International

Is an accreditation organization that has the aim of "enhancing the lives of persons served" by promoting quality, value and optimal outcomes through consultative accreditation.


Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ)

ASPPB (see above) issues a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) to psychologists licensed in the U.S. and Canada who meet standards of educational preparation, supervised experience, and examination performance, and who have practiced a minimum of five years and have no history of disciplinary action.


Core Themes

The Core Themes program, created by Ray Inglesi M.A., is a proven and logical process that has helped hundreds of competent, intelligent and successful professionals find real passion and fulfillment in their careers.  There you can download Mr. Inglesi's latest book Core Themes.


Disability Rights Montana

Formerly, Montana Advocacy Program (MAP), Disability Rights Montana is a non-profit corporation that administers eight Protection and Advocacy programs and one private program that advocate the rights of Montanans with disabilities.  All programs are established under federal law.  DRM staff include professional advocates and attorneys.


Family Services, Inc.

Family Service, Inc is a private non-profit service agency that was established in 1906 by ministers of Billings to help the low-income families of the area.  Their mission is "Caring for People by Giving a Hand Up not a Hand Out."  Family Service, Inc provides mortgage, rental, utility, prescription, food and free clothing and other basic needs for those who are having financial difficulty.  They focus on those individuals and families who have fallen through the cracks of traditional governmental programs.


Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's largest organization dedicated to helping all girls everywhere build character and gain skills for success in the real world. In an accepting and nurturing environment, and in partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth that will serve them all their lives. 


Jim Collins is described as a simple concept, to provide a place where everyone can get access and value from his ideas and teachings.  Mr. Collins is known for the books Built to Last and Good to Great.


Indian Health Board of Billings

The Indian Health Board of Billings (IHBB) mission is to empower the Urban Indian/Alaska Native community to improve, enhance and strengthen the overall health and wellness of Native American individuals and families residing in Yellowstone County (including the city of Billings, Mt.) through provision of comprehensive, low or no cost medical services; substance abuse counseling, referrals and treatment; health and disease prevention services; youth enhancement programs and community based recreational and cultural programs. The Indian Health Board of Billings also strives to develop strong partnerships within the Urban Indian Community with Federal and State agencies along with local businesses.


Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education, Inc. (Montana AGATE)

A site dedicated to serving the needs of Gifted and Talented children in the state of Montana, and advocating for these children's needs.


Montana Psychological Association (MPA)

The Montana Psychological Association (MPA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the state of Montana.


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

'The nation's voice on mental illness,' an advocacy group that supports individuals and families who are affected by mental illness.


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Montana (NAMI-MT)

'The state's voice on mental illness,' an advocacy group that supports individuals and families who are affected by mental illness.


National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)

NADD is the leading North American expert in providing professionals, educators, policy makers, and families with education, training, and information on mental health issues relating to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.


National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH)

The National Council is the oldest and largest community behavioral health trade association, and the only trade association representing the providers of mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services.


National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

The National Register was established in 1974 to meet the need for a system by which various insurers, governmental agencies, health services, and other organizations, as well as individual consumers, could identify licensed psychologists who have specific education, training and supervised experience in health services.


Parents Let's Unite for Kids (PLUK)

PLUK is a private, nonprofit organization formed in 1984 by parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the state of Montana for the purpose of information, support, training and assistance to aid their children at home, school and as adults.


Montana's Parents Handbook to Special Education

PLUK has also put together an excellent guide for parents on Special Education Services in Montana, as their subtitle reads "A guide to understanding special education for school-aged children."  This is a fantastic resource for parents.


President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

The President directed the Commission to identify policies that could be implemented by Federal, State and local governments to maximize the utility of existing resources, improve coordination of treatments and services, and promote successful community integration for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance.


Rocky Mountain Healthcare Network (RMHN)

Rocky Mountain Health Network, Inc. (RMHN) was established in 1991 as a strategic alliance between independent physicians and hospitals within our region.


Software And Technology Vendors Association (SATVA)

SATVA is an open and accessible trade organization for vendors of behavioral health and human services software and information technology. Its members have a genuine concern for the welfare of the behavioral health and human services industry.


State Web Sites of Interest

The primary states Dr. Bütz works with are Montana and Wyoming; and as other states are included in the network of Aspen Practice's interactions, they will be added as well.



Improving Montana's Mental Health System: Final Report

Hyperlink to Final Report


Developmental Disabilities Program


Department of Public Health and Human Services (Programs and Services tab at top)


Children's Mental Health

Adult Mental Health


Office of Public Instruction

Disabilities Checklist

Gifted & Talented Children

IEP Checklist


Yellowstone County

Youth Intake and Assessment Center



Department of Education


Developmental Disabilities Division


Mental Health Division


Mental Health Planning Council


Mental Health Initiatives and Legislation


STEP, Inc.

Is a non profit corporation that has served children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families for over 30 years.  Its Mission is "to enhance human development through community" and "to enhance community through human development" which indicates the organization's ongoing commitment to provide support that keeps families intact and individuals in their communities.


St. Vincent's Healthcare

The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas founded St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings in 1898.  St. Vincent has become one of Montana's leading comprehensive healthcare providers.  Modern medical technology has been integrated into their commitment to provide care for the sick, to respect life, to serve the poor, and to provide compassion and charity for all who need it.


Becky Webber-Dereszynski, LCPC

RWD Psychotherapy, PLLC

Ms. Webber-Dereszynski works with children, adolescents and adults as well as couples and families.  Her practice has a focus on emotional and relational concerns.


The Tom Peters Company

The Tom Peters Company is dedicated to Tom’s vision for the new world of work where organizations are committed to making a difference, and understand that they need to continually re-imagine and re-invent what’s possible—and to quickly and powerfully deliver on that possibility.  Mr. Peter's latest book is Re-Imagine.

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