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Early Bird registration for the 5th International VdT Model of Creative Ability Conference & CPD event is open

The 5th International Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability Conference & CPD Event is packed full of presentations on VdTMoCA research and practice - bringing you up-to-date in the midst of expertise and passion for the model.

Keynote speaker is Prof. Margot Graham, South Africa.  

Highly respected occupational therapy educator, researcher and writer Dr Katrina Bannigan is attending as a critical friend.


There are free places for OT students willing to be Conference Makers for the day.

Prizes for OT student posters, and prizes for the best oral presentation and non-student poster.

Register and purchase tickets now via Eventbrite

View and download the conference programme and registration information and Book of Abstracts



The VdTMoCA Foundation (UK) is a Community Interest Company that works on a voluntary, not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the occupational therapy community - YOU

We do fantastic work and we need you to support us, so we can support you. Membership is just 28p a week!  What does that get you?  It won't buy you a packet of crisps, but it will give you access to a large number of resources in the members' forum, the Participation publication and much, much more.  Learn more

Your Membership Officer is Alison Phillips, Associate Director

If you have any queries regarding membership, please contact: alisonphillips@vdtmocaf-uk.com or membership@vdtmocaf-uk.com


Alternatively you can click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions regarding Membership


Other contacts for you:

Wendy Sherwood, Lead Director - wendysherwood@vdtmocaf-uk.com

Contact me regarding:

  • advice on the Creative Participation Assessment tool
  • joining the VdTMoCAF Forensic SIG
  • the VdTMoCA abroad
  • information on becoming a Centre of Excellence
  • interest in contributing to a book on the VdTMoCA in learning disabilities services
  • interest in joining the Foundation team of directors and associate directors


Charlotte Carpenter, Research Officer, Forensic SIG co-ordinator - charlottecarpenter@vdtmocaf-uk.com

Contact me for information on the activities of the Forensic SIG (to join, contact Wendy Sherwood), and to let me know of your research or audit activities so that I can add you to our research database. Also contact me for information about research currently underway or to discuss research ideas, priorities, potential networks, and access to the VdTMoCA community as a potential research sample.

Louise Jeffries and Gosia Rospond, Professional Development - louisejeffries@vdtmocaf-uk.com

Contact us regarding your professional development needs - how can the Foundation can support your learning and development?  (This is for members only).

Beth White, Database and Secretary - bethwhite@vdtmocaf-uk.com

Contact me if you have any literature to be added to our catalogue of published (including newsletters) and unpublished literature, presentations and posters, or for queries regarding accessing resources from the catalogue.

Sarah Wilson, Publications, Sales, Treasurersarahwilson@vdtmocaf-uk.com

Contact me to submit an article or news piece for Participation, or for book sales enquiries (including ordering more than one item). 




July 2017 5th International VdTMoCA conference & CPD Event

The conference is delivering an exceptional programme.

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Short version of CPA form withdrawn

Short version of the Creative Participation assessment form withdrawn from circulation.

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'Creating the evidence' - a new document sets out the priorities for research

'Creating the evidence: Research priorities for VdT Model of Creative Ability informed occupational therapy', foreword by Jennifer Creek, identifies the top priorities for researching the model in the UK

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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

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

What is the VdT MoCA

What is the VdT MoCA

The Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (Vdt MoCA) is an occupational therapy practice model originating from South Africa.