LIVE: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (FDIA): Overview, Assessment and Testimony

March 29, 2024  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Eric G. Mart, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)
Eric G. Mart, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)

March 29, 2024
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

4 Hours | 4 CEs

Live Training via Zoom

Eric G. Mart, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic) presents a live virtual professional training program on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (FDIA): Overview, Assessment, and Testimony in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

This program provides a comprehensive overview of the history and development of the MSBP diagnosis, beginning with Sir Roy Meadow’s coining of the term in 1977. The first portion of this program will discuss the recognition of various forms of medical child abuse and problematic illness-related behavior, as well as the development of the diagnostic formulation. Problems inherent in the diagnostic formulations for each associated diagnosis (e.g., factitious disorder imposed on another, pediatric condition falsification, and medical child abuse) will be discussed, including the difficulty determining underlying motives for such behavior and the inherent problems in diagnosing a low base rate phenomena.

Practical problems with each of these diagnoses will be reviewed. This presentation will also provide a framework designed to assist mental health professionals in performing assessments in cases of alleged MSBP, including recognition of alternative explanations for problematic illness-related behaviors by parents and children’s caretakers. We provided information about how the meaning of such behavior is affected by cultural differences in diverse populations. Dr. Mart will provide guidance regarding providing ethical, relevant testimony in such cases.

This presentation is designed for mental health professionals who have experience in the assessment and treatment of parents and children involved in the child protection system and families before the court. It will be relevant for individuals in private practice and community mental health settings.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Eric G. Mart, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)

Eric G. Mart, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, also licensed in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and Virginia. Dr. Mart specializes in forensic, neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment with children, adults and geriatric populations. He is the author of M...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of the history of MSBP and problems with the diagnosis in forensic settings

Describe the roles and techniques of mental health professionals in the assessment and diagnosis of MSBP

Describe relevant testimony in MSBP cases

Describe guidance regarding providing ethical, relevant testimony in such cases


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American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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