ICF – Chapter 1: The ICF and the Biopsychosocial Model of Health (free ebook)


Chapter 1 – The ICF and the Biopsychosocial Model of Health: From “Disease” to “Health Condition” by Olaf Kraus de Camargo from ICF: A Hands-on Approach for Clinicians and Families 

About the Complete Book

ICF: A Hands-on Approach for Clinicians and Families is an accessible practical guide that introduces the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to professionals working with children with disabilities and their families.

It contains a short overview of the elements that comprise the ICF, but is largely comprised of case examples. The case examples serve to exemplify how the ICF can be used to formulate goals for children and families involved. The first examples are meant to be worked on individually while the second part of the book is to be used by a team of co-workers in order to discuss and become familiar with the ICF.

To facilitate the use of individual ICF codes, a copy of the German Code Set of ICF codes for young children is provided.

  • The first practical manual of the ICF
  • Rich in case examples
  • Great workbook for team development using the ICF as a common language


Clinicians and paediatricians in neurodisability, service providers in neurodisability, community-based health professionals, and the families of children with disabilities.

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Original Title: Die ICF-CY in der Praxis

by Olaf Kraus de Camargo and Liane Simon

Copyright 2013 by Hogrefe AG; www.hogrefe.ch

2nd Edition Copyright 2017

A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press