Grief Counselling Training

in Singapore

Compassion-Based Grief Therapy

for Non-Death Losses

Earn Credits for 2 Core Courses toward

Specialized Certification in Grief Therapy for Non-Death Losses

Offered by the Portland Institute.

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7-8 July 2020

Presented by

Darcy L. Harris

Associate Professor and Thanatology Coordinator

King's University College

Faculty Mentor 

Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

EARLY BIRD till 31 March 2020

Just SGD$875 for 2-day workshop!

30% VCF Pre-Approval 

(Ref No.: PAS00001997)

Working with individuals who struggle with issues related to loss and grief immerses us into a very dynamic and diverse field, with new information, approaches, and trends arising on a regular basis. Some of the new areas of focus in grief and loss work include changing ideas about how to define grief and how the support of grieving individuals is different from assessment and intervention models that are designed for working with clinical populations. Another trend is the growth of an increasingly older demographic, which has implications for issues related to dependency, non-death losses, and the juggling of everyday life as family systems now may readily span four generations.

In the second day, we will explore the role of presence and compassion when assisting individuals whose lives are punctuated by grief, trauma, and uncertainty. The focus of this session will be grounded in compassion-based therapies and approaches, which can be helpful to individuals who are suffering from intense grief, as well as for the clinicians who bear witness to the deep pain and suffering of their clients.


  • A Spectrum of Grief and Loss

    • Changing demographics and theoretical underpinnings of living losses

    • Specific types of non-death losses and their unique features

    • Case studies and application of theory to practice

    • The social context of loss, aging, and grief

  • Compassion-Based Grief Therapy

    • When grief and trauma co-mingle

    • Introduction of the Compassionate Stance in working with difficult grief

    • Understanding the components of compassion and the application to grief

    • Developing a model of compassionate grief therapy


Darcy L. Harris, R.N., R.S.W., Ph.D., FT is an Associate Professor and the Thanatology Coordinator at King’s University College in London, Canada, where she also maintains a private clinical practice specializing in issues related to change, loss, and transition. Dr. Harris developed the undergraduate degree program in Thanatology at King’s University College.

She has served on the board of directors of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and is a current member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement. She is a series co-editor for Routledge Publishing Company’s Death, Dying, and Bereavement Series. Her publications include Counting our Losses: Reflecting on Change, Loss, and Transition in Everyday Life (Routledge), Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice (Routledge), Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling (Springer), The Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Routledge), and Non-Death Loss and Grief:  Context and Clinical Implications (Routledge). Darcy serves as a faculty mentor with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition.

Darcy L. Harris,



EARLY BIRD till 31 March 2020

Just SGD$875 for 2-day workshop!

30% VCF Pre-Approval 

(Ref No.: PAS00001997)

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 Why not joining us

for the entire 4-day series and

enjoy a special Bundle Rate of SGD$1,650 ONLY?

Check out the other 2-day workshop

offered by Dr Robert A. Neimeyer on

Lessons of Losses:

A Clinician's Toolbox

on 2-3 Jul 2020. 

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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