Beth White, OT BSc (Hons) has worked in acute mental health since 2001. Beth is Clinical Lead for OT and physiotherapy, adult and older adult mental health inpatient services at Berrywood Hospital in Northampton.
Like many other Occupational Therapists, Beth has spent many of her earlier years battling with role identity and although having a true commitment to the therapeutic purpose of activity was often unclear as to how to support people meaningfully during their crisis. The VdT Model of Creative Ability has been the key to a new professional confidence and effectiveness for which she is truly grateful and feels very privileged to now have the opportunity to share as a Director of MoCAF (UK) with other Occupational Therapists.
van der Reyden D, Wilson S & White B (2017) The Analytical Survey Method: A valuable tool for efficient and effective Occupational Therapy service provision for a patient/client population. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 47 (3), 53-62.
Sherwood, W, White, B & Wilson, S (2015) The Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability: A practical guide for acute mental health occupational therapy practice. The Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability Foundation (UK), London.
Wilson,S & White, B (2012) Understanding the needs of service users. OT News, 20(4), 24-25
Wilson, S & White, B (2011) The Journey to service redesign. OT News, 19(8), 36-37
White B (2010) The use of the analytical survey within an acute mental health hospital in England. Focus, July, p5
Wilson, S & White, B (2014, 2015) Influencing service provision through outcomes. Guest Lecture to 3rd year undergraduate and MSc OT students at London South Bank University.
White, B (2010) The use of an analytical survey within an acute mental health inpatient service. Presentation delivered at the International Model of Creative Ability Conference, London
Wilson, S & White, B (2012) Evaluating service provision for a whole client population using an analytical survey. Presentation delivered at the College of Occupational Therapists 36th Annual Conference, Glasgow.
Wilson, S & White, B (2012) The journey to providing a revitalised, contemporary and future-proof mental health occupational therapy service. Presentation delivered at the 33rd National Congress of the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa, Durban.
Wilson S, White B (2011) Transforming lives and sustaining change using the VdTMoCA. Presentation delivered at the Vona du Toit Creative Ability Conference, Johannesburg.
Wilson S, White B (2011) Demonstrating improvement in occupational therapy service provision using an analytical survey. Poster Presentation at the Vona du Toit Creative Ability Conference, Johannesburg.
White B (2011) An Outcome Focused Treatment Programme for Adult Acute Inpatient Mental Health Services. Poster Presentation at the Vona du Toit Creative Ability Conference, Johannesburg.
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