APOM Online Training

Course Overview

10 CEUS, Level 2 CPD

The APOM is an outcome measure specifically designed for occupational therapists in mental health settings and based on the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdTMoCA).

For this reason only OTs with at least 6 months of clinical experience using the VdTMoCA are eligible to enroll for this course. If you require further training in VdTMoCA please follow this link.

The APOM covers eight domains of activity participation. Each of these domains consists of several items.  An occupational therapist will assess or rate a mental health care user on these items using a 18 point scale.  The scale is based on the levels of Creative Ability as described by Vona du Toit. OTs working with the VdTMoCA in neuro or physical fields might also find the outcome measure helpful but it has not yet been validated for those groups. OTs are welcome to attend training to venture research in this direction. This online training allows one to work at your pace, with support from a tutor, working through video presentations, quizzes and assignments to build competence. This ensures the veracity of the tool and your clinical confidence on completion.



The OT Link is thrilled to partner with Daleen Casteleijn (PhD (OT)) to present the Activity Participation Outcome Measure (APOM) official training.

Daleen is a well known, experienced OT, researcher and lecturer in the field of occupational therapy in psychiatry. She started her career in the 1980s in public hospitals and worked at Kalafong Hospital, Weskoppies Hospital and Garankuwa Hospital. She began work in academics in the 1990’s and worked for 16 years in the Occupational Therapy Department of University of Pretoria. She moved to WITS Occupational Therapy Department in 2008. She continues to work part-time for WITs and is involved in many other training activities.

As part of her doctoral research, she developed the outcome measure: Activity Participation Outcome Measure (APOM). Therapists can use the APOM to track change in activity participation in patients with mental health conditions, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.  The APOM can also be used in functional capacity evaluations to establish baseline functioning and to track change in clients undergoing rehabilitation.  The APOM has international recognition and is used in countries such as the UK, Australia, Singapore and Japan.


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Hannah Bedford
Posted 2 weeks ago
Great interactive informative course

I really enjoyed the platform, I found the portal user friendly and very easy to use. I liked the size of the font and layout of the quizzes. I like how the course is live with marked assessment and feedback. It has very easy access and smooth running. I feel I really understand how to use the spreadsheet and I am really looking forward to adopting this as an outcome measure in my service.

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Naseeha Sujee
Posted 1 month ago
Outcome measures

The thoroughness of the use of the tool through the course. The course has exceeded my expectations.

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