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.

To book a course, complete and send the ICAN booking form.  

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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 £2800.  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 £2800.  Contact wendy@ican-uk.com

Information on ICAN online VdTMoCA training for OTs and OTAs.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 2020.

12th October 2020, Leicester.

Time: 10.00-16.00

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.

In order to create a comfortable group working environment, places are limited.
Bookings can be made to be invoiced this financial year, or next.  

Due to Wendy's plans for retirement from clinical practice, this workshop will not be delivered again after 2020, so if you can make it, don't miss the opportunity.

How to use drumming & percussion.pdf


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 2.5 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:

Applying the VdTMoCA to occupational therapy for people with a personality disorder, 24 & 25 September 2020, Park Inn, Northampton NN1 2TA. 

£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

Applying the VdTMoCA to occupational therapy for people with a personality disorder training.pdf

ICAN COURSE AND CPD EVENTS BOOKING FORM.docx