TRAINING Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Support Workers


TRAINING  Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Support Workers

See below for online E-learning, Workshops and face-to-face courses.


ICAN Zoom VdTMoCA teaching & learning for occupational therapists, 21 September-10 December 2021

£6.25 per session, 8 sessions


These sessions provided by Juanita Swanepoel aim to meet the continuing professional development needs of occupational therapists in order to gain and increase confidence in their knowledge and use of the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability in practice.

The use of the Model is related to occupational therapy in adult mental health services, but the sessions will be useful for any occupational therapist using the VdTMoCA in clinical practice as the main focus is on understanding the VdTMoCA, the levels of creative ability and how to assess and treat. NB, CAMHS sessions are being offered separately.

Learning outcomes sought are to understand: 

  • The main concepts of the VdTMoCA
  • The hierarchical nature of creative ability
  • The difference between development and recovery of creative ability
  • Key changes in the levels of creative ability from Tone to Passive Participation
  • Assessment of clients on the Tone, Self-differentiation, Self-presentation and Passive Participation  levels of creative ability - clinical features and how to use the Creative Participation Assessment form.
  • Why occupational therapists sometimes conclude the level of creative ability inaccurately
  • How to identify the Tone level of creative ability
  • The effects of medication at the level of Tone
  • Clinical features of the Self-differentiation level of creative ability
  • What is destructive action and what is its purpose
  • At the level of Self-differentiation: identity and the origins of courage
  • The transition from Tone to Self-differentiation
  • The clinical features of Self-presentation in adults
  • At the level of Self-differentiation, the tension between acceptance and rejection, and the role of modelling
  • The clinical features of Passive Participation in adults
  • At the level of Passive Participation, flow and the “do not interrupt” feature
  • The transition from Self-presentation to Passive Participation
  • Treatment on Self-differentiation, Self-presentation and Passive Participation levels of creative ability   

Zoom VdTMoCA teaching & learning for occupational therapists Sept-Dec 2021.pdf

ICAN ZOOM TEACHING & LEARNING SEPT-DEC BOOKING FORM.docx





Training for foundation level knowledge is predominantly provided as E-learning in discrete modules that can be undertaken at your own pace and repeatedly viewed. 

Advanced training is provided both online and face-to-face.  

All courses are listed below, accompanied by downloadable full info. 

Basic training:

Full VdTMoCA training for Occupational Therapists (online) -  3 day online course for therapists consulting the core text on the VdTMoCA £335 (no VAT to add).  Head OTs can apply for an unlimited number of OTs and OT support workers to be trained in a 12-month period for a set fee of £3300.  Contact wendy@ican-uk.com

The VdTMoCA for OT Support Workers - 2 day online course for support workers supervised by an Occupational Therapist £335 (no VAT to add). Head OTs can apply for an unlimited number of OTs and OT support workers to be trained in a 12-month period for a set fee of £3300.  Contact wendy@ican-uk.com

Information on ICAN online VdTMoCA training for OTs, OTAs and nurses 2021-2022.pdf

See feedback on these courses on the testimonials page


WORKSHOP  How to use drumming & percussion as intervention for people on the
Self-differentiation and Self-presentation levels of creative ability.

£125.  27 April 2020, Bristol - POSTPONED TO 5 OCTOBER 2021

FULLY BOOKED

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In relation to providing therapeutic intervention for people on the Self-differentiation (SD) and Self-presentation (SP) levels of creative ability, this workshop will enable participants to:

- Learn the basics of how to play, explore and experiment with drums and percussion instruments
- Learn how to build soundscapes that prompt and enable social participation
- Learn a number of exercises that can be facilitated in groups for people on the SD level, and groups for the SP level, explicitly linked to the VdTMoCA treatment principles and aims.

Suitable for Occupational Therapists and OT support workers. Knowledge of the VdTMoCA levels of creative ability is desirable, but not essential.


ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE - for exploring theory – gaining in-depth knowledge of creative ability through exploring theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the VdTMoCA; developing skills for practice.

The influence of personality disorder on creative ability.  Online module - approx 1.5 hours.

£40  (No VAT to add).  

Outcomes sought - to increase understanding of:

  • Key features of personality disorder explored within a developmental frame of reference.
  • The development and possible causes of personality disorder.
  • The impact of personality disorder on activity participation/occupational performance - on an individual’s creative response and creative participation, therefore creative ability.

Key slides and information provided as a pdf.

This can be done as a stand-alone module - see feedback on the Testimonials page.

The influence of personality disorder on creative ability module.pdf


This module is also included in the pricing, and undertaken as preparation study for the face-to-face course which takes place once a year in Northampton in September.  

Applying the VdTMoCA to occupational therapy for people with a personality disorder, 23 & 24 September 2021,  Mariott Hotel Northampton .   BOOKINGS CLOSED

£300 (no VAT to add).

Outcomes sought:

  • How to assess the creative ability of people with a PD; reasons behind the challenges of assessment and how to overcome them.
  • Clinically reason the level of creative ability of a client.
  • Formulate client-centred targeted intervention for areas of life that are problematic and important for these persons, clinically reasoning how the treatment principles may be applied for the person and identifying treatment priorities.
  • Understand and respond therapeutically to a person when s/he appears to present at differing levels of creative ability within a short period of time


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