VdTMoCA supervision opportunities

VdTMoCA supervision opportunities

Supervision Fridays for CAMHS OTs using the VdTMoCA

Superb Zoom-facilitated supervision with expert practitioners based in South Africa

Fridays, 10.00-11.15 (time change in Nov and Dec due to clocks going back). Zoom, recorded.


Sept 3, 17

Oct 1, 15, 29

Nov 12, 26  @ 09.00-10.15

Dec 10. @ 09.00-10.15

Based on your client cases.

£50 for all 8 sessions



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

Attend all or only specific sessions. £6.25 a session!!!!!!!

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.

Teaching-learning programme via Zoom

21 September, 15.45-17.00 Reviewing the main concepts of the VdTMoCA including the nature and intent of volition and action. Tracking the movement from Tone to Passive Participation - what changes at each level. The difference between development and recovery 

12 October, 15.45-17.00 The assessment process, rules for formal assessment, using the assessment form, understanding why we sometimes get the level wrong, understanding the main indicators of creative ability 

19 October, 15.45-17.00 Assessment for Tone and Self-differentiation; how to identify Tone, what is destructive action and its purpose, learning who I am; the origins of courage 

26 October, 15.45-17.00 Assessment for Self-presentation and Passive Participation; the tension between acceptance and rejection, role of modelling, flow and the "do not interrupt" feature 

2 & 16 November, 15.30-16.45 NOTE SLIGHT TIME CHANGE Treatment on Self-differentiation (including transition to Self-presentation) - applied to trainee client case. 

30 November & 14 December, 15.30-16.45 Treatment on Self-presentation and Passive Participation - applied to trainee client case. Key learning points are provided in easy to refer to format for each taught session. A CPD certificate is provided for completed sessions.

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


Service-specific supervision
Dr Wendy Sherwood is available to provide virtual supervision to groups or teams of occupational therapists at the RCOT standard rate of £50 an hour. This works particularly well for teams of therapists who are embedding the VdTMoCA into their services and wanting to develop their knowledge through case-based discussion or exploring specific aspects of practice. Two-hour sessions including a break.

Can be undertaken via Zoom, or through MS Teams or another platform provided by the client.
Send enquiries to wendy@ican-uk.com

Supportive clinical visit
This is by far the most effective method of increasing practitioners' confidence in using the VdTMoCA.

This opportunity has not been made available for a few years, but due to the increasing number of Trusts that are adopting the VdTMoCA across its services, and therefore the number of teams now learning the Model, supportive visits are being requested.

In relation to applying the VdTMoCA to practice, practitioners frequently express uncertainty about whether they are ‘doing it right’ or ‘getting it right’. The supportive clinical visit aims to help you answer this question and to increase your knowledge and skills for practice. Whether you’re unsure about whether you are leveling correctly from assessments, or understanding the components of creative ability on the assessment form, or grading your sessions or doing OT well or ‘right’ with clients, or any other query – this supportive clinical visit aims to address your queries and enable you to grow in knowledge and skills.

A one-day supportive clinical visit aims to meet the continuing professional development needs of OTs and support workers in context. This supportive initiative focuses on the needs of practitioners and/or managers in terms of addressing questions regarding the use of the model in practice. This is most effectively achieved through allowing Dr Wendy Sherwood to observe practice followed by discussion of sessions observed, and the provision of feedback aimed to increase practitioners’ knowledge and confidence in practice. If a series of visits is planned, bespoke training can also be provided in response to clinicians' needs. A written report on visits is provided, identifying strengths, areas for development and recommendations for moving forward.