The Global CALM Program is an international initiative to train clinicians in CALM therapy, to gather evidence about the implementation of CALM in diverse settings, and to make CALM available as part of standard cancer care for individuals facing metastatic or advanced cancer throughout the world.
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:
- Symptom management and communication with health care providers
- Changes in self and relationships with close others
- Spirituality, sense of meaning and purpose
- Sustaining hope and facing mortality
Research on the CALM Intervention