Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully: An Evaluation of an Individual Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Depression in Patients with Advanced Cancer.
Depression is a common expression of emotional distress in patients with advanced cancer, but is often undetected and untreated by medical caregivers. We have shown that it arises in response to multiple factors related to the disease, the individual, and the social context. Based on this research we have designed a psychological treatment to address the issues that contribute to depression in advanced cancer patients. This individual psychotherapy, called Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM), has been tailored for patients with advanced disease. It consists of three to six individual sessions delivered over three months by specially trained social workers, with two booster sessions offered in the subsequent three months. CALM addresses issues related to:
“I see no reason for my doctor to love me – nor would I expect him to suffer with me. I wouldn't demand a lot of my doctor’s time: I just wish he would brood on my situation for perhaps five minutes, that he would give me his whole...Read more »
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...Read more »
“All great literature deals with the highs and lows of human experience. If you have some resources and perspective yourself on life experience - which literature can offer- it is helpful when dealing with loss and death. Literature also provides the message of choice, human agency and overcoming difficult...Read more »
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.
The CALM Therapy Training Program is...Read more »
GIPPEC is pleased to introduce Dr. Chloe Shaw, recipient of the 2015-16 GIPPEC Fellowship. Chloe will be coming to Toronto from the Institute for Women's Health at University College London, where she currently works as a Research Associate researching end-of-life decision making for critically ill babies on the neonatal unit. ...Read more »
“The first casualties of cancer are emotional ones. CALM is one way we can help reduce patients’ fears and help them manage what lies ahead.” Dr. Gary Rodin, GIPPEC Director
The Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Training Program hosted an advanced CALM workshop in Toronto May 31 –...Read more »
For some couples, third time's the charm.
That's true for Larry and Evelyn Bryan, who met more than 25 years ago working for the same company. She was in product development, he in engineering support. Each had been married twice before. They fell in love, married in 1989...Read more »