Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Workshop

April 11th - April 12th


Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based intervention designed to help people with advanced and metasatic cancer, and their close loved ones, manage the practical and profound problems associated with advanced disease. Reduction of psychological distress and prevention of future distress are the primary goals of CALM.

Developed by Gary Rodin MD and Sarah Hales MD PhD at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, CALM focuses on four content domains that address the practical and profound issues commonly faced by individuals with advanced and metastatic cancer. 

CALM therapy optimally consists of three to six sessions delivered over three to six months, by a wide range of specially trained health care providers. 

Workshop Objectives: 

  1. Understand the CALM rational, theoretical foundations, therapeutic domains and processes of CALM. 
  2. Explore the application of CALM as illustrated through case presentations, from first session to terminiation, including engaging in CALM therapy with couples. 
  3. Discuss CALM supervision and research. 

Hosted virtually on April 11 and 12 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM EST. 

To register, click here

To learn more about our Global CALM Program, click here.


Venue:   Virtual CALM Workshop

Related Info

Gary Rodin

Director of GIPPEC at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto

Lesley Chalklin

Program Manager of GIPPEC and Princess Margaret Global Cancer Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Sarah Hales

Psychiatrist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM)

An individualized therapy designed to help patients manage the challenges of living with cancer, reduce distress and promote psychological well-being


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