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Live Online Training

Grief and Loss in Families Series:

Unique Losses in A Family

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.

9- 10 March 2023

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 31 Jan 2023

Just SGD$650 for 2-day workshop!

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When death takes from a family one of its members, the emotional and practical impact on the surviving family members of all ages can be profound, as can post-loss adjustments require on both individual and relational levels.  This training will examine a number of unique losses in family systems through a meaning reconstruction lens and the different challenges they imply because of the deceased’s pre-death roles and involvements in the family.  This will also enable you to adapt your assessment and intervention accordingly so as to facilitate adaptive responses to the resulting disruptions in the attachment and family life narratives.


  • To describe the unique features and implications in the various types of losses in a family

  • To develop necessary skills in supporting bereaved individuals and families in the respective aftermaths using meaning-oriented intervention tools


  • Unique struggles and post-loss adjustment needs in spousal loss

  • Parental / grandparental loss and children’s grief

  • Child loss as a crisis of meaning for bereaved parents

  • Sibling loss and the related myriad of secondary losses

  • Application of meaning-oriented interventive tools related to the respective loss scenarios

Interested in

Grief and Loss in Families Series?

Check out the other 2-day workshop on

Family-Focused Grief Therapy for Tragic Loss: A Clinician's Toolbox

on 31 July - 1 August 2023. 

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Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT

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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 Mar 2023

Time:   9am - 5pm

Online Delivery through Zoom

For enquiries, please call:  6425-2422


Regular Fee: SGD$725

Early Bird: SGD$650

~ Check with AHD for VCF status ~

 EARLY BIRD till 31 Jan 2023

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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