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Live Online Training

A Tripartite Model of
Meaning Reconstruction

for Grief and Loss Series:
A Trauma-Informed Perspective for the Event Story of Loss

Earn Credits for 1 Core Course for
all PI Certification Programmes
and 3 Techniques Modules toward
Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction
Offered by the Portland Institute.

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2-3 March 2023

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 January 2023

Just SGD$650 for 2-day workshop!

In the course of counselling, you may come across clients who struggle with restoring their lives after losing someone significant in life through different causes of death or losing something important through other non-death losses or unwelcome life transitions (e.g. diagnosis of a major illness, relationship breakdown or retrenchment).  This training will introduce a tripartite model based on the meaning reconstruction framework and specifically look into grief and loss from a trauma-informed perspective.  This will also equip learners with the relevant meaning-oriented techniques to enable clients to revisit their loss experience and reconstruct their shattered lives in the aftermath of loss. 


  • To conceptualize the impacts of loss on grievers from a trauma-informed perspective

  • To recognize the importance of processing grievers’ loss experience from both self-immersive and self-distancing stances

  • To implement meaning-oriented techniques to facilitate grievers’ post-loss adjustment and reintegrate the loss event and grievers’ broader life narratives


  • Essential features of the shattered assumptive world and the Dual Process Model

  • Revisitation of a loss event using restorative retelling

  • Use of externalizing conversations for the inner grief

  • Re-examination of the shaken beliefs and personal footing in the aftermath of loss

  • Review of a loss experience in the context of personal loss history

Interested in

An Integrative Model 

for Grief and Loss Series?

Check out the other 2-day workshop on

Rebuilding the Significant Bond

in the Shadow of Separation

on 17-18 April 2023.

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Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT

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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 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:


Dates:  2-3 March 2023

Time:   9am - 5pm

Online Delivery through Zoom

For enquiries, please call: 6425-2422


Regular Fee: SGD$725

Early Bird: SGD$650

~ Check with AHD for VCF status ~

 EARLY BIRD till 31 January 2023

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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