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Introduction to Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses – Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy/Factitious Disorder by Proxy
This is a Live 1 CE Credit Hours Interactive Webinar.
Friday, May 21st 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific Time/3:00-4:00 pm Eastern Time

Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy/Factitious Disorder by Proxy, is often misunderstood and challenging to recognize in the clinical setting being either under or over identified. Current diagnostic categories within the DSM-5 have proven inadequate for addressing such phenomenon, leaving clinicians, Emergency Room personnel, evaluators, child protective services workers, and anyone else working with children and families grasping for ways to accurately diagnose and address the disorder.

Further, there has been a confusing proliferation of terms describing the same phenomenon that do not help getting down to addressing the challenges associated with the multiple dimensions involved in this 'systems' disorder. Most professionals and systems address only one dimension, such as those exhibited solely by the child. This overlooks background dynamics, the relationship between these symptoms and the family, as well as other system dynamics that include healthcare systems - which are all interrelated and contribute to both this phenomenon and its understanding. It should be remembered that when it was first discovered in 1977, the physician had to

In his second webinar for the Zur Institute, Dr. Bütz further articulates the concept of Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses, and how this diagnostic focus better captures this phenomenon’s complexities. In this introductory level webinar, Dr. Bütz will briefly review historical descriptions, and then apply the diagnostic concept of Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses to Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy/Factitious Disorder by Proxy. This is a live 1 CE credit hours interactive webinar.

For those unable to attend, CE credits (though not live) will be available by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation. To be eligible for Live CE credits, you must be logged in the entire time.

May 21, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Michael Butz, PhD
Michael R. Bütz, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Montana and author of the recently published book Parental Alienation and Factitious Disorder By Proxy Beyond DSM-5 Interrelated Multidimensional He is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Clinical Psychology, recipient of a number of awards from APA’s Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs Division (31) and has held a number of leadership roles in his home state’s association. Although Dr. Bütz’ scholarship has been rather broad, he has published a number of articles in APA’s Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and has been best known for his previous work nonlinear dynamics as the author of Chaos and Complexity: Implications for Psychological Theory and Practice (CRC Press, 1997), as well as coauthor of Strange Attractors: Chaos, Complexity and the Art of Family Therapy (Wiley, 1997) and Clinical Chaos: A Therapist’s Guide to Non-Linear Dynamics and Therapeutic Cha