CALM is a brief, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic intervention for individuals with advanced cancer. It addresses patient’s needs through these 4 domains:
1. Symptoms management and communication with health care providers
2. Changes in self and relation with others
3. Sense of meaning and purpose
4. The future and mortality
CALM Therapy helps patients manage the challenges of living with cancer reduce distress and promote psychological well-being. The CALM Therapy Training Program is designed to teach and supervise healthcare professionals in the delivery of CALM therapy.
The program has two levels. In the introductory level, learners will develop clinical skills to help patients manage the challenges of living with cancer, reduce distress and promote psychological well-being. The advanced level will focus on enhancing learners’ therapeutic skills through clinical supervision.
Hosted by Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) African Palliative Care Association