Aspen Practice, P.C., dba as Michael R. Bütz, Ph.D.

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Aspen Practice, P.C. has been focused on providing not only sound and informative forensic services, but has continued to apply time-honored practices and introducing new well-grounded innovations.  In keeping with this approach, our web site will be periodically updated with news from our practice and supply other pages that address larger concerns.

2019 Big Year for Publishing: A new book on Parental Alienation and Factitious Disorder by Proxy, an article on the same, and two articles on Integrated Behavioral Healthcare - even a new symbolic language to help understand Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses.

Bütz, M. R. (in press). Parental Alienation and Factitious Disorder by Proxy Beyond DSM-5: Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses. Book contract with Routledge Publishers.

Bütz, M. R. and Evans, B.F. (2019). Factitious Disorder by Proxy, Parental Alienation, and the Argument for Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, no pagination specified published online July 18, 2019.

   

Bütz, M. R. and Tynan, W.D. (in press). Integrating behavioral healthcare and primary care, appropriate balance on what model is driving care, and, the whole spectrum is coming through the door... Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

Bütz, M. R. (2019). Integrating healthcare requires caution. The National Psychologist, 28 (1), 8-9.

Though Dr. Bütz has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration for a number of years, he was recently able to attend a set of excellent workshops conducted by their psychologists, Dr. Front and Dr. King.

Personality Assessment Consultation Opportunities with the Federal Aviation Administration: An Orientation to FAA Practices and Standards by Chris Front, Psy.D. Society for Personality Assessment Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20, 2019.

Advanced Topics in Personnel Selection for High-Risk Occupations by Ray King, Psy.D., J.D., Society for Personality Assessment Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 21, 2019.

Actively Writing... Dr. Bütz is working on a book and a number of manuscripts right now, with several that are applicable to his forensic work.

Bütz, M. R. (in progress). Parental Alienation and Factitious Disorder by Proxy Beyond DSM-5: Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses. Book contract with Routledge Publishers.

Bütz, M. R. and Evans, B.F. (in revision). Factitious Disorder by Proxy, Parental Alienation, and the Argument for Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses. Manuscript being revised for publication.

Bütz, M. R. (in progress). Challenges and diverse experiences: Perspective and seeing what others do not. In Chamberlain, L., Lessons from the "Big Chair": What I've learned from a career as a psychotherapist. Unpublished book chapter.

Bütz, M. R. (in progress). Reflections on Advocacy: Taking care of yourself, taking care of others, and taking care of our citizens. In Chamberlain, L., Lessons from the "Big Chair": What I've learned from a career as a psychotherapist. Unpublished book chapter.

Bütz, M. R. (submitted for publication). Integrating behavioral healthcare, cautions, and its place in the bandwidth of behavioral services. Unpublished manuscript.

Bütz, M. R. (submitted for publication). Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care, A Perspective on the Model of Care and its Place in the Continuum of Behavioral Healthcare. Unpublished manuscript.

Bütz, M. R., Schwinn, C. and Chamberlain, L. (in progress). Transforming Crisis Theory: Moving from stasis to developmental adaptation. Manuscript in revision for publication.

Bütz, M. R. and Tynan, W.D. (in progress). Integrating behavioral healthcare and primary care, appropriate balance on what model is driving care, and, the whole spectrum is coming through the door... Manuscript in revision for publication.

Bütz, M. R. (2018). Integrating behavioral healthcare and primary care, and the necessity of breaking the glass to preserve the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR... The Montana Psychologist, 6-9, June, 2018.

Advocacy Work, Grants and Some Prior Publications

Bütz, M.R. (September 24, 2017).  Guest opinion: Reckless attempt to repeal Affordable Care Act.  Billings Gazette: Billings, Montana.

http://billingsgazette.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-reckless-attempt-to-repeal-affordable-care-act/article_0238d672-0817-54db-8a9a-5676879a96df.html

September of 2017, As part of my work at St. Vincent Healthcare co-authored grant through Montana Healthcare Foundation, an Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Implementation Grant.  Title: Utilizing Virtual Health Solutions to Address Behavioral Health Specialty Care in Primary Care Settings.  Submitted October 2017 - $150,000 – FUNDED.

Bütz, M.R. (June 25, 2017).  Guest opinion: Guest opinion: Reform' could leave Montanans uncovered.  Billings Gazette: Billings, Montana.

http://billingsgazette.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-reform-could-leave-montanans-uncovered/article_6df8dc15-2875-5733-8300-607b7868c35a.html

January of 2016, As part of my Dr. Bütz work at St. Vincent Healthcare he co-authored grant through U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Nurse Education, Practice Quality and Retention-Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program: Behavioral Health Integration.  Title:  Integrated Behavioral Health Care in a Frontier State.  Funded 2017 $500,000 – FUNDED.  See also: 

http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/st-vincent-healthcare-aims-to-identify-patients-with-mental-health/article_b09cddfe-1d25-58f9-8203-d9c5c75e9087.html

2017 Federal Advocacy Coordinator of the Year Award by American Psychological Association Practice Organization (March, 2017).

http://www.apapracticecentral.org/update/2017/03-23/psychologists-honored.aspx

Bütz, M.R. (March 18, 2017).  Guest opinion: Congress should extend behavioral health care.  Billings Gazette: Billings, Montana.

http://billingsgazette.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-congress-should-extend-behavioral-health-care/article_5868ea53-30e9-533a-b991-db54fdb1eeec.html

Bütz, M. R.  (2017).  Nonlinear dynamics retrospective impact on psychological theory and practice, and, a roughed out formula for crises.  Requested book chapter for quaderni di matematica (vol. 29), Overlapping of Mathematics and Humanities.  Aracne editrice International:  Rome, Italy/Goodyear, Arizona.

http://www.aracneeditrice.it/index.php/autori.html?auth-id=541051

Bütz, M. R.  (January 6, 2017).  Guest Opinion: Cures Act will boost U.S. mental health care.  Billings Gazette: Billings, Montana.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/opinion/guest/guest-opinion-cures-act-will-boost-u-s-mental-health/article_112e4eca-72c2-5710-9950-9e7478c9d273.html

Bütz, M. R.  (December 22, 2016).  Guest Column:  Thank congressmen for 21st Century Cures Act.  Missoulian: Missoula, Montana.

http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/thank-congressmen-for-st-century-cures-act/article_586e45df-5730-5f9e-90c8-13ed3fe50ad1.html

Bütz, M. R.  (December 20, 2016).  Featured: Thank you, Congressmen, for 21st Century Cures Act.  Independent Record:  Helena, Montana.

http://helenair.com/opinion/columnists/thank-you-congressmen-for-st-century-cures-act/article_fe858afe-ec02-5836-aac2-7c92c4816cfa.html

Psychologist Criticizes Use of Restraint-Seclusion at Montana State Hospital:  Disability Rights v. State of Montana (September 21, 2016-Letter August 19, 2014) Position Statement - Therapeutic Use of Seclusion at Montana Developmental Center (10.31.12), Review, Analysis and Response.

http://nbcmontana.com/news/local/psychiatrist-criticizes-restraint-seclusion-at-montana-state-hospital

https://www.onenewspage.com/video/20160921/5548821/Psychiatrist-criticizes-restraint-seclusion-at-Montana-Stat.htm

Montana Psychological Association.  (2016).  Mental Health Professional Person Field Manual (Second Edition).  Helena, Montana:  Montana Psychological Association.

http://www.montanapsychologicalassociation.org/mhppfieldmanual/