Tori Wolfendale MSc, BSc (Hons) is a Lead Occupational Therapist and has worked in forensic mental health since qualifying in 2013. She has worked predominantly in medium and high secure services, working on a high dependency ward in Broadmoor Hospital since 2015. Tori was trained in the VdTMoCA and APOM in 2016 and has since been a key member within her team in implementing the VdTMoCA as the primary model of practice in the High Secure Environment. Since March 2019,Tori is the Lead Occupational Therapist for the Secure Division at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Tori is passionate about the model and is keen to complete research initiatives focusing on the effectiveness of the model, particularly focused on the use of the APOM as an outcome measure in forensic mental health settings with service users with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is also due to be involved in a joint research study between the University of Southampton, the Foundation and Broadmoor Hospital, which will aim to explore Occupational Therapy Students' practice placement experiences of the VdTMoCA.
Tori is the Research Officer for the Foundation. This role includes supporting others to engage in research activities on the VdTMoCA and maintaining a database of completed research and research in progress.
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