Grief Counselling Training

in Singapore

Anticipatory Grief and Loss (Part II):

Journeying with the Family of Those with Terminal Illness

Earn Credits for 1 Core Course and 3 Techniques Modules toward

Specialized Certification in Grief Therapy for Non-Death Losses

Offered by the Portland Institute.

12-13 August 2020

Presented by

Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT, MMSAC, RegCLR

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 15 Jul 2020

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 from meaning-oriented perspectives

  • Develop necessary skills in facilitating family’s 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

    • Recomposing self in light of separation

Interested in

Anticipatory Grief and Loss (Part I)?

Check out the other 2-day workshop on

Journeying with

Those with 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:  12-13 August 2020​ (Wed-Thu)

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

To be delivered through ZOOM


Regular Fee: SGD$725

Early Bird (till 15 Jul 2020): SGD$650

Pending VCF approval

 EARLY BIRD till 15 Jul 2020

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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