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Welcome to the site of the VdT Model of Creative Ability Foundation (UK) Community Interest Company

The VdT MoCAF (UK) is a UK based not-for-profit community interest company which serves the community of occupational therapy practitioners and educators with an interest in the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdT MoCA). 

The VDT MoCA was developed by South African occupational therapist Vona du Toit  - see original papers and publications in 'Patient Volition and Action in Occupational Therapy' book published by the Vona & Marie du Toit Foundation, distributed in the UK by the VdT MoCAF (UK).  Reference material on the model is available in de Witt P (2005) Creative ability: a model for psychosocial occupational therapy IN R Crouch, V Alers (2005) Occupational therapy in psychiatry and mental health. London: Whurr Publishers Limited.

A UK-based book on the application of the model in mental health practice in the UK is in development by the VdT MoCA Foundation (UK), and a full text on the model is in development, led by the Foundation in South Africa.

Regular clinical up-dates on the model in practice plus interviews with experts and much more are published in 'Participation', the VdT MoCAF (UK) essential publication for keeping up-to-date.

MCAIG members - new website, new you

Welcome to the new VdT MoCA Foundation (UK) website and members' forum. Existing members have been registered for access to members only sections of this site and the members' forum, and will have received a username and password by e-mail. Please log-in and then click on Forum in the top bar of this page.
Once in the forum, please click on 'Profile' and up-date your details as these are needed for administration purposes. Logging into this site is done in acceptance of these terms. If you do not wish to accept these terms, do not log-in but contact membership@vdtmocaf-uk.com to cancel your subscription.

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News & Events

For all of the latest news and information on events, go straight to the News & Events page - it does exactly what it says on the tin!


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Clinicians' perspectives on 'Patient Volition and Action in Occupational Therapy' as an essential aid to practice.

Affectionally known as the 'boekie' (Afrikaans word meaning little book), 'Patient Volition and Action in Occupational Therapy' is an essential aid to practice that is distributed by the VdT MoCA Foundation (UK) directly to you to order. Clinicians have provided reviews of the boekie to communicate its essential value to practice.

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Advanced notice: Writing Retreat for publishing your work on the VdT MoCA

An opportunity to enable OTs to publish on their research or experiences of using the VdT MoCA to date - some time dedicated to writing-up in a relaxed environment and supportive atmosphere.

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Advanced training in the VdT MoCA - 9 June 2014

This Level 2 ICAN training is a practical one day workshop aiming to apply activity analysis and grading skills to activity through experience of a range of activities, with teaching on how they may be graded for differing levels of creative ability. There is emphasis on physical, cognitive and task-centred activities and a focus on understanding task concept.

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OTs' perspectives of the VdT MoCA

OTs' perspectives of the VdT MoCA

Members: Click here for results of the 2013 survey

Latest News & Events

Latest News & Events

The application of the VdT MoCA in practice is developing quickly. Find out the headline news here.

Latest Publication

2014 March

Participation is your essential publication for keeping up-to-date with the model in the UK and internationally.  If you haven't read this up-date, you are out of date!

This issue brings exciting national and international news and two...

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'Patient Volition and Action in Occupational Therapy' contains Vona du Toit's original papers on the theory of creative ability plus a contemporary reflective case example of how the levels can relate to recovery, authored by a person with quadriplegia. An essential text. Available to purchase from the VdT MoCAF (UK)

Research and Networking

Research and Networking

Connections for participation.

Centres of Excellence

Centres of Excellence

Developing UK services as exemplars of the model in practice. Visit the first centre.

Training, CPD and Resources

Training, CPD and Resources

Find out how you can develop your creative ability.

In Global Contexts

In Global Contexts

The cross-national relevance of the VdT MoCA.

Assessment and Treatment

Assessment and Treatment

Assessment, Assessment recording tools and outcome measures