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First UK book on the model now available!

The Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability: a practical guide for acute mental health occupational therapy practice

Full of practical resources.  Get your copy now 


Discussion Forums Update!

Directors of VdTMoCAF (UK) are making a concerted effort to add new content to the Discussion Forums to continue to support members in developing their practice using the VdTMoCA. Members are urged to actively use these areas of the site to share practice ideas and to network with peers. A new feature is the ability to subscribe to emails notifying you when new contributions are made.



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 have several big projects under way this year.  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

Questions about membership??

Your Membership Officer is Alison Phillips, Associate Director

I have three main responsibilities to the Foundation:

- Update our membership database and email databases regularly, in addition to troubleshooting queries about membership and login access to the website.
- Develop incentives for retention and recruitment of members. This is the creative part of the role and we are working on some exciting benefits for our members over the next 6 months.
- Lead on updating our social media accounts and ensuring that we make professional and meaningful contributions for our members and the public. Please check us out on twitter @VdTMoCAFUK

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


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). 



Freely accessible narrated slides on the VdTMoCA:

Available on the CPD & Resources page as a pdf and at this link as a narrated presentation

Opening slides of the 4th International VdTMoCA conference, 2015.  Download Opening slides 2015 VdTMoCA conference

Please note all rights reserved.  The video/slides cannot be uploaded to any other site without written permission from the VdTMoCAF (UK). 


PDF of most accessible resources

A freely downloadable PDF of the most accessible VdTMoCA resources for students, educators and clinicians is available here VdTMoCA Foundation most accessible resources



Short version of CPA form withdrawn

Short version of the Creative Participation assessment form withdrawn from circulation.

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VdTMoCA literature review

VdTMoCA literature review underway for publication

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Using the VdT Model of Creative Ability in forensic settings - first open day

This open day is for Occupational Therapists interested in the VdT Model of Creative Ability. We will explain how the model can be used effectively in a forensic setting, supporting highly challenging patients on their recovery journey. TO BOOK A PLACE ON THE 7TH JULY GO TO - THE ST.ANDREWS HEALTHCARE WEBSITE - THEN - Research, Education and Training - Conferences and Exhibitions - events.

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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.