Joanna Shnall

Research Associate

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Joanna Shnall graduated from McGill University with a major in international development (health & development) and Canadian public policy. Joanna is also a registered social worker, having graduated from the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work with her MSW this past year. Joanna is working with Drs. Rodin and Hales as a research analyst on the CALM trial and coordinator for the CALM workshops. Her research, clinical and academic interests include access to and equitability of psychosocial and palliative care services in Canada.

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Registration opens for the CALM Therapy Advanced Training      Mar 9th, 2017      Louise Lee

CALM or Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully, 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.

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Great Turnout for CALM International Advanced Workshop      Jun 8th, 2015      Katrina MacAlpine

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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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