LIHSC Focuses on Clinical Training Excellence

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KM ped rehab 3Kunming LIH SkyCity continued to focus on clinical training opportunities for hospital staff and clinicians across the region throughout the summer, with special events in developmental pediatrics, neuropsychology, and pain management.


On August 5, international and domestic specialists were invited to attend a workshop at LIHSC on the topics of “parenting and behavioral development of premature infants,” “development, behavior, and parenting,” “child life, recreational therapy, and social involvement,” and “strategies to prompt child communication.” Special guest Joanne Ennion, Audiologist, M. Aud, B.Sc, held a lecture on “the development of audiology in pediatric rehabilitation.”


Dr Morse 2Also in early August, Dr. Phil Morse, a neuropsychologist from the US specialized in acquired brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, held three lectures. Topics were focused on anxiety and depression after stroke; stroke in right side of the cerebral hemisphere; memory loss and the elderly.


Dr. Morse has extensive experience in cognitive rehabilitation and education in the United States. Playing a significant role in American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and serving as the Chair of Stroke ISIG, he was recently honored as a Distinguished Member of ACRM. During the past three years, Dr. Morse has been cooperating closely with New Zealand Government on acquired brain injury rehabilitation.


Dr Boxu Chen 1Dr. Boxu Chen visited LIH SkyCity Hospital to provide a workshop on chronic pain management and rehabilitation from 9-11 August. Dr. Chen is the director of the rehabilitation department at Taipei Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, as well as the PHD counselor at Taiwan University and Chang Gung University. The training he provided to physicians and allied health professionals focused on musculoskeletal problems and neuropathic pain.

Clinician Profile: Beth Rutkowski, PsyD

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Beth Rutkowski, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

Beth Rutkowski, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Beth Rutkowski is a Fully Licensed Psychologist from the United States. She has her Doctorate of Psychology, her Masters of Arts in Psychology, and her Doctoral Certificate of Child and Family Studies from Roosevelt University. Dr. Rutkowski obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), and is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Rutkowski has been a professor at both undergraduate and graduate level college settings, focusing on child and adolescent psychotherapy and basic clinical skills. Dr. Rutkowski has worked with youth, families, and adults in outpatient and inpatient settings, with a focus on utilizing evidence-based treatments. She speaks English.


Dr. Rutkowski provides the following services in Shanghai and Beijing:

  • Individual and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and parents
  • Educational and neuropsychological assessments
  • Community presentations on understanding diagnoses and crisis management


How long have you been in China?

I moved to Shanghai, China in August of 2015. I’m originally from Detroit, Michigan, US.


Why did you choose to work at LIH Olivia’s Place?

The sense of teamwork and support was what initially was so engaging about the LIH Olivia’s Place community. I also love that the mission to improve therapy services for the underserved population of youth in China is the overarching reasoning behind decisions made for the organization.


Why did you choose your field?

I love assisting people, parents, and families in figuring out their own skills and strengths. It is wonderful to watch them realize that they have so much good in themselves already, and it’s just a matter of letting it work for them.


What are some of the most rewarding experiences you have had in your chosen profession?

My favorite times are working with people when they have a “lightbulb” moment- you can tell that they are understanding something in a new and better way because of how you have helped them. This can happen in therapy sessions or when explaining the results of an assessment. It’s a reminder of why this profession exists and that it can be life-changing.


What’s your favorite thing about living in China and working at LIH Olivia’s Place?

My favorite thing about living in Shanghai is the fact that it will not get as cold as Michigan in the U.S., where it is often below 0 degrees. I also love the food and all the history. My favorite thing about working at LIH Olivia’s Place is the diversity of the clients we see and the learning opportunities available.


*What would you like to be doing in 5 years’ time?

Five years ago I would never have said I desired to live in China, but I am so happy to be here. So the most I can say is that I would like to still be having adventures!