Exploring the ICF: What is a Biopsychosocial Model?

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)is a framework for describing and organizing information on functioning and disability.  The ICF is described as a biopsychosocial model of disability;  it simultaneously considers biological factors, psychological factors and societal factors. By incorporating these three factors,  the model is able to create a unique picture of an individual as they manage a health condition.  In contrast, the biomedical model is limited to the biological aspects only.  The biomedical model often overlooks important individual details, increasing chances that therapists and families have a lack of alignment in their goals. Continue reading “Exploring the ICF: What is a Biopsychosocial Model?”