New Publications | Workshops

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The folks at the Zur Institute,, were kind enough to create some introductory workshops on Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses this spring with Dr. Bütz. The one above on Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy and/or Factitious Disorder by Proxy (see below), while the first one in April was on Parental Alienation (see intro PowerPoint slide below).

Parental Alienation, an Advanced Course in Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses with Meetings Northwest, November 20th

This workshop builds on the introductory course by Dr. Bütz entitled Parental Alienation, an Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnosis held in September which has been recorded and is now available for viewing. The very positive response to the Basic Workshop led to this Advanced Workshop based, in part, on feedback from attendees. The Advanced Workshop digs into the later chapters of Dr. Bütz’s book to address the finer details of symptomatology – subtle symptoms in adults, children, and families and the role that the legal system plays in this pathological dynamic. A variety of interventions will be discussed that mirrors mild, moderate and severe alienation, and a number of policy matters will be discussed.

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First Podcast, Describing the path to Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses…


Basic Workshop with Meetings Northwest, Recorded on September 18th, you can earn credits by going through the workshop online.

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Bütz, M. R. (2020). Parental Alienation and Factitious Disorder by Proxy Beyond DSM-5: Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses. 

The book had been published in June, presentations had also commenced in January on these topics for behavioral health providers, healthcare providers and the legal community (see below). The article on the same topic was published by Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

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The website for Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses Checklists, Inventories and Motions is up @ either , or; any one of the three will take you there.

These tools are offered to practitioners and professionals who demonstrate their knowledge of the topic matter through a brief quiz that goes to the heart of providing a fair and reasonable review.

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,, published online July 18, 2019.

Presentations on Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses: Parental Alienation or Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy/Factitious Disorder by Proxy.

Bütz, M.R. (2020, February 28). Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, Factitious Disorder by Proxy, Related Conditions, and Proposed Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses. Presented at St. Vincent Healthcare Grand Rounds, Billings, Montana.

Bütz, M.R. (2020, January 18). Parental Alienation, an Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnosis. Presented to Crossway Counseling as a one-day workshop, Billings, Montana.

Other Work on Integrated Behavioral Health

Bütz, M. R. (2020). Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care, A Perspective on the Model of Care and its Place in the Continuum of Behavioral Healthcare. Mental Health and Family Medicine, 16, 913-917.

Bütz, M. R. and Tynan, W.D. (2019). 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, DOI 10.1007/s10880-019-09679-3.

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

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.