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Grief Counseling Training
in Singapore

A Tripartite Model of
Meaning Reconstruction
for Grief & Loss

An Attachment-Informed Perspective

Earn Credits for 2 Orientation & 2 Techniques Modules toward 
All Certification Programs
Offered by the Portland Institute.

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1-2 February 2024


Presented by

Robert A. Neimeyer


Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

Professor Emeritus 

Department of Psychology, University of Memphis

Carolyn Ng

Associate Director 

Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

Fellow in Thanatology

Association for Death Education and Counseling

Early Bird Rate: SGD$675 (before GST)

​Only Until 30 Nov 2023

Regular Rate: SGD$750 (before GST)

(45% VCF Approval)

In the course of counselling, you may come across clients who struggle with yearning for their deceased loved one or some forms of unfinished business that remain unaddressed after separation through various reasons. This training will introduce a tripartite model based on the meaning reconstruction framework and specifically look into grief and loss from an attachment-informed perspective.  This will also equip you with the relevant meaning-oriented techniques to enable clients to review their disrupted bond and realign their positioning with the lost attachment figure in the aftermath of loss.


  • Conceptualize the impacts of separation on grievers from the attachment perspective;

  • Identify dimensions of insecure attachment and unfinished business that complicate the post-separation adjustment; and

  • Implement meaning-oriented techniques to re-establish grievers’ attachment security and reconstruct their bond with the lost attachment figure.


  • Understanding grief and loss through attachment lens;

  • Differentiation between continuing bond and maladaptive bondage;
  • Guided conversation to examine the relationship history;

  • Use of the Tree of Legacy as a means for continuing bond in death-related losses; and

  • Use of imaginal dialogues to process the unfinished business.


Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, and maintains an active consulting and coaching practice.  He also directs the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition (, which provides online training internationally in grief therapy.  Neimeyer has published 33 books, including the Handbook of Grief Therapies and New Techniques of Grief Therapy: Bereavement and Beyond, and serves as Editor of the journal Death Studies.  The author of over 600 articles and book chapters and a frequent workshop presenter, he is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process.  Neimeyer served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and Chair of the International Work Group for Death, Dying, & Bereavement.  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 ADEC and the International Network on Personal Meaning.

Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD

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Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT

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Carolyn Ng, PsyD, 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:

Early Bird Rate: SGD$675 (before GST)

​Only Until 30 Nov 2023

Regular Rate: SGD$750 (before GST)

(45% VCF Approval)

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Lifelong Learning Institute
~ Training Room 9-1 ~
(Limited seats available
on a first-come-first-served basis)
11 Eunos Road 8 Singapore 408601
Tel: 6745 1002 or 6718 0426

Check out the other 2-day workshop on

Grief & Its Complications

on 18-19 January 2024

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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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