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Grief Counseling Training
in Singapore

Grief & Its Complications
Meaning Crisis in the Landscape of Loss

Earn Credits for 1 Core Course and 2 Case Studies toward
All Certification Programs
Offered by the Portland Institute.

18-19 January 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)

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In the course of counselling, you may come across clients who experienced unwelcomed transitions in life or lost their loved ones through death.  This training will equip you with the fundamental understanding of grief and loss as a meaning crisis from the meaning reconstruction framework, as well as how to assess grievers’ adaptation and needs for support in the aftermath.  A tripartite model encompassing a trauma-informed perspective to the event story of loss, an attachment-informed perspective to the relationship story between the griever and the lost object, and a resilience-informed perspective to the personal story of self will be introduced.  Specific attention would be given to various high-risk profiles and warning signs that indicate possible complications in grief, as well as how complications may manifest in different manners for different grievers.


  • Describe the multifaceted manifestation of grief reactions;

  • Conceptualise the impacts of loss using the Tripartite Model of Meaning Reconstruction;

  • Identify high-risk griever profiles through an integrative assessment framework; and

  • Differentiate complications in grief from adaptive coping with grief.


  • Common grief reactions and the determinants;

  • A tripartite model of grief counselling based on meaning reconstruction framework;

  • Formulation of assessment and intervention foci in grief counselling; and

  • Identification of high-risk groups and warning signs for complications in grief.


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)

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
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Check out the other 2-day workshop on

A Tripartite Model of

Meaning Reconstruction

for Grief & Loss:

An Attachment-Informed Perspective

on 1-2 February 2024

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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