German-language ICF Workshops
In the past, the ICF training team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich had carried out German-language ICF workshops only upon request. Since March 2017, the ICF Research Branch has been conducting German-language ICF workshops through the ICF training team at LMU. The workshop is run consistently with the English-language workshops, but with the addition of German-specific examples of ICF application. Due to the German Participation Law (Bundesteilhabegesetz) the need for ICF trainings have been rapidly increasing. The German Participation Law has adapted the definition of disability according to the biopsychosocial model, and requires that needs assessment (for rehabilitation) be done using ICF-based instruments. To meet this growing need, the ICF training team at LMU has been offering more ICF trainings. Further information about the German-language ICF workshops as well as the registration form can be found here: http://ihrs.ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/icf_schulung1/index.html.
A shortened version of the standard ICF workshop was also conducted at the German National Users Conference (ICF Anwenderkonferenz) on 12 and 13 April 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. The twice-held mini-workshops were well attended and received very positive resonance, including a follow-up invitation to hold a full ICF workshop for the disability assistance division of a county health department near Hamburg.