Training Program for Health Care Professionals


Introductory and Advanced workshops

The CALM Training Program for Clinicians has been developed with the generous support of TrueNTH.

Training Program for Health Care Professionals

About the CALM Training Program

The CALM training program is a specialized training program to teach and supervise healthcare professionals in the provision of a brief, evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention for patients with advanced cancer and their families.

Workshops are offered to healthcare professionals who work in oncology. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

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The CALM Training Program was designed to teach and supervise healthcare professionals in the delivery of CALM therapy. The program aims to provide core training for therapists new to CALM, to enhance the skills of current CALM therapists, and to support the adaptation of CALM therapy to different treatment sites across Canada. The CALM Training Program for Clinicians has been developed with the generous support of TrueNTH.

CALM Workshops

The Training Program is delivered over the course of 2 intensive workshops (Introductory and Advanced workshop) and with ongoing supervision.

Introductory Workshop

  • Introduction to the theoretical foundations of CALM
  • Overview of the CALM structure and processes
  • Case-based discussions, including assessment and case formulations

Advanced Workshop

  • Case presentations by CALM therapists from different treatment sites
  • Focus on advanced CALM therapeutic processes and skills
  • Focus on CALM research – getting involved

CALM - Research Teams and Trained Therapists Around the World

130+ national and international healthcare providers have attended our workshops.


  • oncologists
  • palliative care
  • general practitioners
  • family practitioners
  • psychiatrists
  • nurses
  • psychologists
  • social workers
  • family therapists
  • spiritual care providers

Workshops are offered to healthcare professionals who work in oncology. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Please note that capacity is limited. All workshops take place in Toronto, Canada at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and are led by Drs. Gary Rodin and Sarah Hales.

Still have questions?

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