Report of workshop on Family Based Rehabilitation Through Dohsa-Hou
(A Psycho-rehabilitative programs)
For China Charity Federation
23-27 April 2005, Beijing, China
Supported by: Star of hope, Sweden
Asghar Dadkhah, Ph.D.; Professor
There were 35 participants from 3 states of china. They were mostly medical doctors, special school teacher and welfare specialists.
Date and place:
It was from 23 to 27th June 2005. It was organizing inRehabilitationUniversity inBeijing. The facilities for conducting the theoretical and practical workshop were excellent.
The course content consisted of 20% theoretical and 80% practical. As rehabilitation specialists, they need to know some theories about the new trend in rehabilitation and up to date information in the world, so the theoretical part covered the following subjects:
-History of rehabilitation
-Rehabilitation and health
-Community Based rehabilitation
-Family Based rehabilitation
– The role of psychological aspects in rehabilitation
-Global and holistic rehabilitation methods
-The theory of Psychological rehabilitation method
-What a therapist should know for the therapy
-The mind – body relation in rehabilitation for mentally and physically disabled
The practical sessions starts with demonstrations, description with power points and practice by participants. Every technique was done by participants, and has been done on participants to feel the effect. It was repeated and corrected.
Totally 15 techniques were practiced and about 70 has remained for the future.
As to show the real therapy to the participants, 4 cerebral children were invited to the course and the techniques were practices on these children.
Participants’ impression and idea:
What a therapist in the rehabilitation need is actual practice and skillfulness. In this regards, as participants practiced every techniques and the wrong points were corrected, they were very satisfied and always asked for doing longer than usual. So usually we closed our session late. As they said, this is what really therapies need. This is what they can apply to the children. Talking and advising is a part, but main is practice and skillfulness.
In my idea they were very satisfied. They wanted more, but we had limited days. They could understand very well, because the practice does not need language much. It needs the skill of touch and the power of hand. It is easy to transfer to the family and it is very easy to make a family empower.
The workshop facilities (Room, light, speakers, white board, computer, video projector, mat for therapy) all were perfect and suitable to the course.
The accommodation, food and transport were really good and comfortable. I really appreciate the CCF for all his effort and hospitality.
As the practice need to be evaluated and continues, I suggest evaluating the participants work for the therapy and solving their technical problems if they have.
And for those who did practice the techniques, the advance course should be conducted to improve their skills. (This was suggested by CCF authorities and they wanted me to promises for the next session and I did it).
As a completion of the course, I suggest one week therapeutic camp for the children and therapist and parents together. This kind of educational camp has along history and has been done inJapanands many countries.
I really appreciate star of hope for the facilitating, CCF for nice organizing. Special thanks to Mr. Wu Zhenxiang for all coordination and guidance to me. Thanks to dear translator Teacher Wei Guorong for her nice cooperation and all staff of CCF.