Grief Counselling Training

in Singapore

Grief and Loss in Families Series:

A Systemic and Meaning Reconstruction Perspective

Earn Credits for 2 Orientation Modules
and 3 Techniques Modules toward
Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction
or Certification in Family-Focused Grief Therapy
Offered by the Portland Institute.

18-19 August 2022

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 30 June 2022

Just SGD$650 for 2-day workshop!

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Death is a crisis that all families would encounter and grief is a family affair.  In the aftermath of bereavement, no loss is experienced in vacuum and no one is spared from its impact.  This training will equip you to look at grief and loss through a meaning reconstruction lens, and appreciate the systemic impact on the bereaved families.  This will also enable you to go beyond the individual perspectives and facilitate the post-loss adjustments and meaning-making attempts within and between all family members, both adults and children. 


  • Describe the systemic and meaning reconstruction perspective of grief and loss

  • Recognize developmental and relational factors that influence adjustment to loss in families

  • Develop skills in assessing and supporting bereaved families using meaning-oriented interventive tools


  • Emotional shockwaves of death in family

  • Loss and grief from systemic perspectives

  • Application of meaning-oriented interventive tools

    • Introducing Our Family’s Loved One

    • Talking about the "Talking" and "Listening"

    • The “Empty Space”: Absent or Present?

Interested in
Grief and Loss in Families Series?
Check out the other 2-day workshop on
Unique Losses in the Family
to be scheduled in Jan-Mar 2023. 

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Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT

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Presenting Faculty

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 certified in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy, and holds an MA in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary in the USA.  Find out more at:


Dates:   18-19 August 2022​ (Thu-Fri)

Time:   9am - 5pm

Venue:  Academy of Human Development (AHD)

                43 Middle Road, #03-00, Boon Sing Building,

                Singapore 188952

                [Near to Bugis MRT Station - see map]

Tel:       6425-2422



Regular Fee: SGD$725

Early Bird (till 30 Jun 2022): SGD$650

~ Check with AHD for VCF status ~

EARLY BIRD till 30 June 2022

Just SGD$650 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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