Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully: Dr. Gary Rodin

Event Details

Saturday, May 29, 2021

WHEN? 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ONLINE EVENT Held via Zoom Videoconference
This is a free event limited to members, guests, faculty and candidates of the TICP.

Gary Rodin, M.D.
Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully: A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Last Year of Life



The diagnosis of an advanced disease brings enormous challenges related to the burden of disease, the disruption of attachment security, the loss of identity and the sense of meaning in life, and the threat of impending mortality. Drawing upon attachment, relational therapy and mentalization-based therapy, we have developed a brief and deep psychotherapeutic approach for individuals and couples living with advanced cancer. The background and evidence for this approach will be reviewed and its clinical application will be illustrated in videotaped therapeutic interactions.


Gary Rodin, M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) at the University of Toronto. He is also the inaugural Director of the Cancer Experience Program, a comprehensive program at the University Health Network to support the interconnected well-being of patients, families, staff and trainees. Dr. Rodin leads an internationally recognized clinical and research program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre focused on the development, evaluation and global implementation of psychoanalytically informed interventions to improve the psychological wellbeing and quality of life of patients with cancer and their families. He has published widely in these areas and has been recognized for his global efforts to ensure universal access to psychosocial and palliative interventions and optimal end-of-life care for patients and families facing advanced disease.


Advance Reading and Zoom Link details provided upon registration.