Grief Counselling Training

in Singapore

Pre-Death Grief and Loss Series:

Meaning Reconstruction for Families Facing An Impending Loss

Earn Credits for 2 Orientation Modules

and 3 Techniques Modules toward

Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction (GTMR)

or Certification in Grief Therapy for Non-Death Losses (NDL)

Offered by the Portland Institute.

5-6 July 2021

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 May 2021

Just SGD$650 for 2-day workshop!

In the course of counselling, you may come across clients who foresee their impending loss of their loved ones through different terminal illnesses.  This training will introduce meaning-oriented perspectives of anticipatory grief and separation anxiety as experienced by the family of those with terminal illness.  It will also equip you with meaning reconstructive tools to support the affected family members in the face of their looming separation from their loved one. 


  • Examine the threat of separation and its implications from meaning-oriented perspectives

  • Develop necessary skills in facilitating family members' coping in the face of impending loss and separation


  • Understanding of anticipatory grief and separation anxiety from meaning-oriented perspectives

  • Pre-loss risk assessment for complications in post-loss adjustments

  • Application of meaning reconstructive intervention tools

    • Analogical Listening for the unspeakable grief

    • Use of rituals to facilitate the parting process

    • Recomposing self in light of separation

Interested in

Pre-Death Grief and Loss Series?

Check out the other 2-day workshop on

Quest for Meaning in Terminal Illness

on 19-20 Jan 2021. 

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Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT


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:  5-6 July 2021​ (Mon-Tue)

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 31 May 21): SGD$650

~ Check with AHD for VCF status ~


 EARLY BIRD till 31 May 2021

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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