Michael R. BÛtz, Ph.D. is the author of Parental Alienation and Factitious Disorder by Proxy Beyond DSM-5: Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses. For more information about Dr. Bütz and his practice, please see www.aspenpractice.net
Dr. MIller wears many hats and has a wide background in applied statistics. He works as the Senior Global Advisor for Humantelligence as well as an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University in Laie, Hawaii. Dr. MIller's work is well-known within the behavioral health literature.
Ms. Rock works as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Attorney (currently inactive). She is a specialist in Parental Alienation, and provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. She also conducts custody work including working as a Guardian Ad Litem, conducting Parenting Evaluations and Parenting Coordination.
Munchhausen's Syndrome by Proxy (FDBP) was first described by Roy Meadow in 1977, and Alignment (PA) was first described by Wallerstein and Kelly in 1976
The idea of an Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses was introduced by Bütz and Evans in 2019, which they defined as: "... to describe a set (in the mathematical sense) of diagnoses which holistically address interrelated individual and system characteristics, symptoms, and subdynamics dimensionally that cumulatively create a pathological dynamic. "
In the same article in which they described IMDs, Bütz and Evans went on to describe FDBP and PA as IMDs. Bütz then elaborated these considerations across the book published through Routledge in 2020, Parental Alienation and Factitious Disorder by Proxy Beyond DSM-5: Interrelated Multidimensional Diagnoses.