Grief Counselling Training

in Singapore

Lessons of Loss

A Clinician's Toolbox

Earn Credits for 8 Techniques Modules toward 

Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction or

Specialized Certification in Grief Therapy for Non-Death Losses

Offered by the Portland Institute.

2-3 July 2020

Presented by

Robert A. Neimeyer


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.: PAS00001996)

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From the moment we are born to the time we die, life confronts us just as it does our clients with the ongoing lessons of loss—of people, places, projects, possibilities, possessions and professions that give our lives meaning.  And whether these unwelcome changes arise from bereavement or non-death transitions such as immigration, illness, injury, injustice or interpersonal conflict, we can become mired in grief and bitterness or use these same difficult passages as spurs to growth.


But how are we as therapists, counselors and clinicians to work with such a range of losses in practical terms?  This two-day workshop answers this question by offering a generous toolbox of strategies for not only identifying and giving voice to often ambiguous and disenfranchised losses, but also bringing to bear on these same challenges our signature strengths in a way that fosters their transformation, and with it, our own.  Through systematic instruction, practical demonstration and coaching in the use of multiple therapeutic techniques, participants will leave the workshop better prepared to partner with clients in bearing witness to their invisible grief, as well as recruiting resources to facilitate their growth.


  • Giving Voice to the Loss

    • What Have You Lost?  Speaking the silent story

    • Thematic Loss Timelines:  Untangling the strands

    • Social Invalidation:  Assessing disenfranchised grief

    • Visualizing Transitions:  Imagining loss of relationship or career

  • Reconstructing the Self

    • What Are You Ready to Change?  Identifying growth through grief

    • FIND Your Strengths:  An interview protocol to foster resilience

    • Purpose in Life:  Discerning guiding values

    • Drafting a Life Portrait:  The secret that makes your life whole


Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D., is Director of the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, and also maintains an active clinical practice. Since completing his doctoral training at the University of Nebraska in 1982, he has published 30 books, including Techniques of Grief Therapy and Grief and the Expressive Arts:  Practices for Creating Meaning (both with Routledge), and serves as Editor of the journal Death Studies. The author of over 500 articles and book chapters, he is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process, both in his published work and through his frequent professional workshops for national and international audiences. Neimeyer has alsoserved as Chair of the International Work Group for Death, Dying, & Bereavement and President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.  In recognition of his scholarly contributions, he has been granted the Eminent Faculty Award by the University of Memphis, made a Fellow of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and given Lifetime Achievement Awards by both the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Network on Personal Meaning.  For more information, see:

Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD


EARLY BIRD till 31 March 2020

Just SGD$875 for 2-day workshop!

30% VCF Pre-Approval 

(Ref No.: PAS00001996)

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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 Darcy L. Harris on

Compassion-Based Grief Therapy

for Non-Death Losses

on 7-8 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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