Carmine Malfitano


Research Associate

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Carmine Malfitano, PhD (C), MSW, RSW is a Social Worker in Research, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and psychotherapist. He is a trained CALM therapist and provides psychotherapy to individuals facing advanced cancer at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

As a Research Associate for the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative, and End-of-Life Care and PhD student at the University of Ferrara (Italy), he is involved in several national and international research projects exploring a variety of important cancer survivorship and existential issues.

In the LGBTQ community, Carmine has acquired extensive experience as a clinician, activist, advocate, and outreach worker. He collaborated as a research consultant with the CruiseLab at the University of Toronto exploring issues related to gay men’s health.

He is trained in several psychotherapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness. In the community, he has experience working with individuals and couples coping with a variety of anxiety, depressive, and relationship difficulties. 

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Launch of the Global CALM Program      Oct 11th, 2018   

The Global CALM Program is an international initiative to train clinicians in CALM therapy, gather evidence about the implementation of CALM in diverse settings, and to make CALM a standard of care for people facing metastatic and advanced cancer throughout the world.

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Building a Global Network for CALM Therapy      Jun 15th, 2017      Meredith Nelson

GIPPEC is delighted to announce the successful delivery of six CALM workshops in Chile, Italy, China, New Zealand, and Canada in 2017!  The CALM workshops bring together a diverse group of oncology professionals in psychology, psychiatry, medicine, social work, nursing, palliative and spiritual care, and more, to gain training and...

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Establishing CALM Centre of Excellence in Ferrara, Italy      Nov 5th, 2016   

The first project coming out of the partnership between GIPPEC and the University of Ferrara is to establish a CALM Centre of Excellence in Italy in 2017.

CALM or Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully is an individualized therapy designed to help patients manage the challenges of living with cancer, reduce distress...

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