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New chapter on the model available now

The 5th edition of the Crouch & Alers text has been published.

  

Go to the Resources page for a pdf excerpt of the chapter

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

The VdTMoCAF (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 (VdTMoCA). 

The VDTMoCA 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

Bryant et al (2014) (Eds) Creek's occupational therapy and mental health. 5th edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. Chapter 17 'Creative activities'

Also see 'Patient volition and action in occupational therapy' publication distributed on-line by the Foundation (see below).

A UK-based book on the application of the model in mental health practice in the UK is in development by the VdTMoCA Foundation (UK), and a full text on the model is in development, led by the Vona & Marie du Toit 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 essential publication for keeping up-to-date.

News & Events

4th International VdT Model of Creative Ability conference

8 July 2015, Birmingham

The countdown has started!

Call for Abstracts and Early Bird bookings

- for more info see the News & Events page

 

 9 July 2015, Birmingham  

CPD event training

Exploring the impact of physical, mental and learning disabilities on creative ability for everyday living and employability: assessment and reporting 

- for more info see the News & Events page

 


Headlines

New chapter on the model available now

5th edition of the Crouch & Alers text is available now

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Opportunity to visit the Centre of Excellence - Open Day Dates for 2015 now available for booking!

Dates available to visit the Centre of Excellence in Northampton in 2015. These popular one-day events are a fantastic means of networking, gaining ideas, inspiration and understanding how one service undertook the process of embedding the VdTMoCA.

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Extraordinary training opportunity for all VdT MoCA OTs and OTAs

Attached to the 2015 VdT MoCA conference in Birmingham, is a case and practical based training by experts: Carole Pretorius and Dain van der Reyden on 'Exploring the impact of physical, mental and learning disabilities on creative ability for everyday living and employability: assessment and reporting'

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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 October

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!

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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