The Global CALM Program is an international initiative to train clinicians in CALM (Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully) 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.
The Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC), a joint institution between the University of Toronto (UofT) and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM), is the delivery agent for the Global CALM Program. Based in Toronto, Canada it promotes and coordinates the expansion of CALM delivery, education, and research through a network of international cancer centres and academic institutions.
Our vision is to reduce distress and promote the well-being of people facing metastatic or advanced cancer throughout the world.
Our mission is to make CALM a standard of care.
Global CALM Program Aims
CALM Collaboration Opportunities
There are multiple opportunities to engage with the Global CALM Program at the institutional and therapist level.
Health care organizations with a cancer program and access to cancer patients are eligible to join the Global CALM Program. There are three levels of collaboration:
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Individuals who are interested in CALM but are not interested in establishing a CALM Program are eligible to collaborate with the program to obtain CALM certification or collaborate academically.
Therapists obtaining certification must have access to patients with metastatic or advanced cancer, have attended a CALM workshop, and commit to attending supervision for a fee. Please note supervision is dependent on availability of supervision time.
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All clinicians joining the Global CALM Program will be approached and invited to participate in our Global CALM Research Project on the feasibility and implementation of the Global CALM Program.
Levels of CALM Implementation
New sites are assigned a level of CALM implementation. Sites are supported to progress through the levels to become a well-developed CALM hub. Apply to join the Global Program today.