Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Workshop

CALM 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.  

This day introductory workshop is designed for healthcare providers working in oncology or palliative care settings. Please note that registration priority will be given to those working clinically with a cancer population.

Click here to watch a brief video on CALM therapy and the CALM Training Program.

Workshop Location

Carr Hall, University of Toronto
100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto ON M5S 2C4

Workshop Objectives

  • Understand the CALM rationale, theoretical foundations, therapeutic domains & therapeutic processes
  • Explore the application of CALM as illustrated through case presentations, from first session to termination, including engaging in CALM therapy with couples
  • Practice applying CALM therapeutic skills with standardized patients
  • Provide an opportunity to apply CALM therapy to your own cases
  • Discuss CALM case supervision opportunities
  • Discuss the research on CALM therapy

Workshop Rates 

Regular Rate – 300CAD

Student Rate & UHN Employee Rate – 50CAD

The following is included as part of your workshop fees: coffee breaks and lunch (day 1 only), workshop certifcate, and workshop handouts.