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.