CALM is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help people with metastatic cancer and their caregivers manage the practical and profound problems associated with advanced disease. The primary goals of CALM are reducing and preventing psychological distress.
This introductory workshop is designed for healthcare providers working clinically in oncology or palliative care settings. Please note that registration priority will be given to those working clinically with a cancer population.
Understand the CALM rationale, theoretical foundations, therapeutic domains & therapeutic processes
Explore the application of CALM as illustrated through case presentations, from first session to termination, including engaging in CALM therapy with couples
Practice applying CALM therapeutic skills with standardized patients
Provide an opportunity to apply CALM therapy to your own cases
Discuss CALM case supervision opportunities
Discuss the research on CALM therapy
Regular Rate - 300CAD
Student Rate & UHN Employee Rate - 50CAD
The following is included as part of your workshop fees: breakfast and lunch (both days), workshop certifcate, and workshop handouts.
*Thanks to funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to healthcare professionals in Ontario. Email us for more information.
Registration will open on December 12th, 2018. Please complete an online registration form by clicking on the 'Register Now' button. After submitting an online registration, you will recieve an email with a payment link. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received. We may contact you should we have additional questions regarding your registration.
For international workshop attendees, please email us for more information about Hotel Reservations near the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) is a brief, manualized, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic intervention designed to alleviate distress and to promote psychological well-being in individuals with advanced or metastatic cancer and their loved ones.
Developed by Gary Rodin MD, Sarah Hales MD PhD and Chris Lo PhD, CALM focuses on four content domains that address the practical and profound issues commonly faced by individuals with metastatic cancer:
Gary Rodin, MD
Head, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Director, Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC)
Sarah Hales, MD, PhD
Department of Supportive Care
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Address: 610 University Avenue