Grief Counselling Training

in Singapore

Introduction to Grief

and Its Complications

Earn Credits for 1 Core Course and 2 Case Studies toward

Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction

Offered by the Portland Institute.

26-27 Aug 2020

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 15 July 2020

Just SGD$650 for 2-day workshop!

30% VCF Pre-Approval 

(Ref No.: PAS00001985)

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 well as how to assess the coping of these clients in the face of the resulting disruptions.  Specific attention would be given to various warning signs that indicate possible complications in the grief journey. 


  • Grasp an understanding of the common grief reactions

  • Develop essential skills in assessing the griever’s coping and needs for support

  • Differentiate complications in grief from adaptive coping with grief


  • Common grief reactions and the determinants

  • Formulation of goals and assessment in grief counselling

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

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:  26-27 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

30% VCF Pre-Approval

(Ref No.: PAS00001985)

EARLY BIRD till 15 July 2020

Just SGD$650 for 2-day workshop!

30% VCF Pre-Approval 

(Ref No.: PAS00001985)

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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