The CALM Intervention
Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based intervention designed to help people with advanced and metastatic 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.
Evidence for CALM
Research conducted over the past decade has shown that CALM is a feasible, acceptable, and effective therapy in reducing and preventing depressive symptoms for individuals with advanced or metastatic cancer. See the CALM publications tab for a list of published articles on CALM.
Become a Member
We are planning exciting online courses to replace our previously scheduled in-person workshops. More information will be posted here soon.
Registration Inquiries/ Assistance
416-597-3422 x 3448