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

Publications and Presentations

 

The Next Generation of Heroes and Heroines...

 

This book is about heroics, plain and simple.  But, it is not about the swashbuckling, swaggering, shoot-'em up, go-it-alone, hero of past eras.  Nor is it about those celebrities ascribed heroic status solely on the basis of their consumption or media attention.  And, it is certainly not a long treatise on heroism from an academic standpoint; nor a pop instant hero recipe.  The Next Generation of Heroes and Heroines is a short, thought-provoking book that challenges the idea of what a hero has been, and what a hero will be in the future amid the global challenges facing our societies.

Chaos and Complexity: Implications for Psychological Theory and Practice

Published in 1997 by Taylor & Francis, this book was introduced by Robin Robertson, Ph.D.  who wrote:

"I don't think that anyone can read this book and not realize that chaos theory is far from fad, but rather represents a new way of thinking about all of reality.  This...may well become the standard introduction to chaos theory for years to come."

Dr. Robertson was correct in his predictions, and this book was well received both by experts in the field; and, practicing behavioral health clinicians for whom the book was written.

Chaos and Complexity may be found at the Taylor & Francis web site as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders web sites, or other similar vendors.

 

Strange Attractors: Chaos, Complexity, and the Art of Family Therapy

 

Published in 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, this book was a collaboration with good colleagues and friends Linda Chamberlain, Psy.D. and William McCown with whom Dr. Bütz presented papers and symposia nationally over many years.  One review by Fred Abraham, Ph.D. stated:

"Family interaction is one of the most important areas of the application of the dynamics of change.  This book does an outstanding job of demystifying a complex science and blending the technical and metaphoric."

We were honored by Dr. Abraham's words and this book was, again to our delight, well received both by experts in the field; and, practicing behavioral health clinicians for whom the book was written.

Strange Attractors may be found at the John Wiley & Sons web site as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders web sites, or other similar vendors.

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Clinical Chaos: A Therapist's Guide to Nonlinear Dynamics and Therapeutic Change

 xs colleague and friend Linda Chamberlain, Psy.D. with whom he presented papers and symposia nationally over many years - as well as several other authors in the book.

The essence of the book is that psychology and social sciences are in need of a new foundation, one that provides a better model for understanding complex behavior.  Chaos theory, and it's newest permutation, complexity theory, offers an innovative, exciting and potentially revolutionary leap forward in the evolution of scientific thought...

Clinical Chaos may be found at the Brunner/Mazel web site as well as at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders web sites, or other similar vendors.

Amazon's Author's Page

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Recent Works and Works in Progress

Bütz, M. R.  (in progress).  Parental Alienation:  Another example of the challenges associated with Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses.  Unpublished manuscript.

Bütz, M. R.  (submitted for publication).  Integrating behavioral healthcare and primary care, appropriate balance on what model is driving care, and, the whole spectrum is coming through the door...  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. and Schwinn, C.  (submitted for publication).  Transforming Crisis Theory:  Moving from stasis to developmental adaptation – Part II.  Unpublished manuscript.

Bütz, M. R. and Schwinn, C.  (submitted for publication).  Transforming Crisis Theory:  Moving from stasis to developmental adaptation – Part I.  Unpublished manuscript.

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. 

Bütz, M. R.  (2016).  Nifty Tool and Your Strategic Plan – all in one:  SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.  The Montana Psychologist, Winter Issue, 8-10.

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

Bütz, M. R. (2014).  Dealing with the reality of the DSM-5, clinically and ethically. The National Psychologist, 23(4), 17.

Bütz, M. R.  (2011).  A long legislative session…  The Tablet, 12(2), 23-27.

Bütz, M.R.  (2011).  Introduction for:  A funny thing happened on the way to the State House:  How psychopharmacology training can decrease meds and CBT referrals.  The Tablet, 12(1), 16-18.

Bütz, M. R., Evans, B.F., Webber-Dereszynski, R.  (2009).  A practitioner’s complaint and proposed direction:  Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy, Factitious Disorder By Proxy and Fabricated and/or Induced Illness in Children.  Professional Psychology:  Research & Practice, 40(1), 31-38.

Bütz, M. R.  (2008).  The Evolution of Prescription Privileges:  Maintaining Responsible Choices.  The Tablet, 9(4), 6-8.

Presentations

Bütz, M.R.  (2016, June). Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016. Presented on KULR Television News Billings, Montana June 17, 2016.

Bütz, M.R.  (2012, December). Psychologist says children need assurance after Connecticut shootings. Presented on KTVQ Television News Billings, Montana December 14, 2012.

Bütz, M.R.  (2011, March).  Introduction for:  A funny thing happened on the way to the State House:  How psychopharmacology training can decrease meds and CBT referrals.  Presented as a joint session at the American Psychological Association State Leadership Conference and American Society for the Advancement of Psychopharmacology’s (Division 55) Midwinter Conference, Washington, D.C.

Bütz, M.R.  (2009, October).  Forensic assessment and mental competency.  Presented at the Office of the State Public Defender Annual Conference, Helena, Montana.

Bütz, M.R.  (2009, April).  The idea of a ‘just right’ crisis:  The ongoing dance of development between children, their care providers and their families.  Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Spring Public Health Conference, Public Health: New Frontiers for a Healthy Montana, Billings, Montana.

Bütz, M.R.  (2009, April).  Heroes and complex science:  The future of psychology.  Guest Lectures at San Francisco State University’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, San Francisco, California.

Bütz, M.R.  (2009, April).  Heroes and complex science:  The future of psychology.  Colloquia given at Argosy University, Phoenix, Arizona.

Stuart, P., Sutherland, E., Marquez, M., Tulkin, S., Bütz, M., and Wyatt, M.  (2008, August).  Prescribing psychologists:  A new resource for behavioral health.  Presented at the Indian Health Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Behavioral Health Conference in Billings, Montana.

Bütz, M. R.  (2008, June).  The Next Generation of Heroes and Heroines –Brief Presentation and Book Signing.  Presentation was given at Barnes & Noble, Billings Montana.

Bütz, M. R.  (2008, April).  Understanding Personality Disordered individuals:  And, how to work with them.  Presentation was requested by Montana’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program, and conducted at the Best Western, Kwa Taq Nuk Resort, in Polson, Montana.

Bütz, M. R.  (2007, October).  Developing behavioral plans for aggressive clients in Montana.  Workshop was sponsored by Lorman Educational Services and will be presented at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, Montana.

Bütz, M. R., Chamberlain, L.L., and Morgan, R. F.  (2007, August).  Transformation Through Crisis:  Finding Opportunity in the Midst of Danger.  Symposium was presented at the American Psychological Association National Convention in San Francisco, California.

Bütz, M. R., Schwinn, C. K. and Chamberlain, L.L. (2006, August).  Transforming Crisis Theory in Behavioral Healthcare:  Stasis to developmental adaptation.  Symposium was presented at the American Psychological Association National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bütz, M. R. (July 2006).  Understanding the behavioral health needs of Developmentally Disabled young people.  Presentation given to staff members of Youth Dynamics, Inc. in Billings and throughout their sites in central and eastern Montana.

Bütz, M. R. and Others.  (2006, April).  Autism and Asperger's:  Resources and Strategies.  Day long presentation will be sponsored by Parents Let's Unite for Kids (PLUK) and will be conducted in Billings, Montana.

Bütz, M. R.  (2006, February).  Understanding the behavioral health needs of the developmentally disabled.  Presentation given staff members of DPHHS, Developmental Disabilities Department, Billings, Montana.  

Bütz, M. R.  (2005, June).  Numbers can be deceiving:  Obsolete instruments, the Flynn Effect, and True Scores...  Presentation given to STEP, Inc., Billings, Montana.

Bütz, M. R.  (2005, March).  Heroes of the Next Generation.  Presentation given to Middle School at Parochial Schools, Billings Catholic Schools, Billings, Montana.

Bütz, M. R.  (2004, November).  Transformative Crisis Intervention.  Presentation given to Youth Dynamics, Inc. Clinical Staff, Billings, Montana.

Bütz, M. R.  (2004, August).  The Power of Positive Behavioral Management.  Presentation given to the Developmental Disabilities Crisis Teams for the State of Maine, Skowhegan, Maine.

Bütz, M. R.  (2004, March).  What every CEO and COO should know.  In T. Trabin (Chair) Informatics Summit, Annual Training Conference of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare in New Orleans, Louisiana.