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Live Online Training

Grief and Loss in Families Series:

Separation and Divorce

from Meaning Reconstruction Perspectives

Earn Credits for 2 Orientation Modules
and 2 Techniques Modules toward
Certification in Family-Focused Grief Therapy
or Certification in Grief Therapy for Non-Death Losses
Offered by the Portland Institute.

9-10 May 2024

Presented by

Carolyn Ng


Associate Director, Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

Fellow in Thanatology, Association of Death Education and Counseling

Therapist, Anchorage for Loss and Transition

 EARLY BIRD till 28 March 2024

Just SGD$700 for 2-day workshop!

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As a couple separates and a marriage dissolves, all the parties involved are bound to experience multiple losses, ranging from practical and tangible losses like financial stability and matrimonial house, to implicit and ambiguous losses like sense of self and relational bonds.  In the process of transition, different grief reactions and repercussions may emerge, as each party has to relearn about life and relationship, as well as re-establish one’s self-concept and social world.  This training will invite you to look at separation and divorce from a grief and loss and meaning reconstruction perspective.  This will also equip you to use meaning oriented tools to facilitate the transition and adaptation in the wake of separation and divorce.


  • Examine the multi-dimensional impacts of separation and divorce

  • Understand the complexity of loss and grief in the process of separation and divorce

  • Apply meaning reconstruction perspectives in facilitating post-separation / divorce adaptation


  • An assumptive world shattered by separation and divorce

  • Different types of loss and the unique forms of grief accompanied in separation and divorce

  • Application of meaning-oriented interventive tools

    • Restorative Retelling of the Lost Bond

    • “What and whom have you lost?”

    • The Relationship Tree

    • Recomposing “Self” and/or “Family”

Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT, MMSAC, RegCLR

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Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT, MMSAC, RegCLR maintains a private practice, Anchorage for Loss and Transition, for training, supervision and therapy in Singapore, while also serving as an Associate Director of the Portland Institute.  Previously she served as Principal Counsellor with the Children’s Cancer Foundation in Singapore, specialising in cancer-related palliative care and bereavement counselling.  She is a registered counsellor, master clinical member and approved supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), a Fellow in Thanatology with the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC), USA, as well as a consultant to a cancer support and bereavement ministry in Sydney, Australia.  She is a trained end-of-life doula and advanced care planning facilitator.  She is also trained in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, USA, community crisis response by the National Organisation for Victim Assistance (NOVA), USA, as well as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) by LivingWorks, Canada. Her recent writing concerns meaning-oriented narrative reconstruction with bereaved families, with an emphasis on conversational approaches for fostering new meaning and action.Find out more at:


Dates:  9-10 May 2024

Time:   9am - 5pm

Online Delivery through Zoom

For enquiries, please call:  6425-2422


Regular Fee: SGD$775

Early Bird: SGD$700

~ Check with AHD for PCG status ~

 EARLY BIRD till 28 March 2023

Just SGD$700 for 2-day workshop!

For workshop enquiries and registration, please email

For certification enquiries, please email

In collaboration with the Academy of Human Development (AHD) in Singapore, PI provides multiple training series in Meaning Reconstruction Grief Therapy for professionals from diverse disciplines.  

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