VdTMoCA supervision opportunities


VdTMoCA supervision opportunities

Free monthly case-based supervision
This is an opportunity for VdTMoCA-informed mental health occupational therapists to submit and discuss client cases in detail with Dr Wendy Sherwood.
These supervision sessions are provided at no charge on the agreement that each session is case based and that the sessions are recorded as material that can be offered as chargeable ICAN training material.  Each monthly Zoom-based supervision session (75 minutes) works through a client case provided by a group member, completes the Creative Participation Assessment form, and briefly discusses treatment priorities, or follows-up a previously discussed case in terms of treatment progress.

This is a small, closed group which runs for a 3-month period. It is comprised of therapists who have applied to attend. Applications for the September-December cohort will be sought towards the end of July 2021

Contact wendy@ican-uk.com to apply to attend - see information below.

ICAN VdTMoCA online case-based supervision.pdf


CAMHS VdTMoCA online supervision
This opportunity is currently being piloted and is running until July. Fully booked. The supervisors are two South African VdTMoCA-trained and highly experienced occupational therapists. Further sessions to be determined, and if offered, will be at a cost (not free).


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.
ICAN SUPPORTIVE CLINICAL VISITS 2021.pdf