The VdT Model of Creative Ability! open day

  • Location: St Andrew's Healthcare Northampton
  • Start Date: 06th February 2019 - 09:30am
  • End Date: 06th February 2019 - 03:00pm

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This open day will explain how the model can be used effectively in forensic settings, supporting highly challenging patients on their recovery journey.


9.30am      Coffee and registration

10.00am      Welcome

10.10am      Implementing the VdT Model of Creative Ability in a forensic service – Louise Jeffries, senior Occupational Therapist, St Andrew’s Healthcare and Lead Director of the VdT Model of Creative Ability Foundation (UK).

This session will help you to understand how the VdT Model of Creative Ability was implemented in to clinical practice on Robinson ward, a medium secure men’s mental health service.  You will find out how the initial analytical survey identified patients’ needs and where the service needed to focus and develop OT treatment. We will cover a detailed description of the steps taken, the processes put into place and the priorities for implementation.

11.15am    Coffee Break

11.30am     Presentation continued

Next, we will look at the OT process of assessment, identifying treatment priorities, planning and implementing intervention and how the model has changed these practices. The use of the Activity Participation Outcome Measure will be used to demonstrate tangible change in patients’ level of function as a direct result of OT intervention. We will discuss the process of change to adapt the existing programme and how the levels of Creative Ability helped to focus the therapy programme.

We will present examples of new activities introduced to the programme , design and the restrictions of medium security. The session will conclude with an overview of how the OT team introduced the model to the MDT and how the team is now looking to further embed the model in to practice.

 12.30pm     Lunch (included)

During lunch attendees will have the opportunity to observe displays of programmes, relevant documentation and activity ideas. You will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues.

 1.45pm       Group exercise - what are the challenges for implementing the model in your service and how can you overcome them?

Attendees will work in groups to discuss the above. Facilitators will spend time with each group to discuss potential opportunities for implementation and any barriers.  Each group will be asked to create an action plan and share their plan with the delegates.  

2:30pm       Groups to feedback their ideas

3:00pm       Questions, discussion and close 

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Please email Adam Sayward with any queries or call 01604 616564.


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