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Live Online Training

Grief and Its Complications:

Meaning Crises in the Landscape of Loss

Earn Credits for 1 Core Course for
all PI Certification Programmes
and 2 Case Studies toward
Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction
Offered by the Portland Institute.

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10-11 Jul 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 May 2023

Just SGD$650 for 2-day workshop!

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. 


  • To describe the multifaceted manifestation of grief reactions

  • To conceptualize the impacts of loss from a tripartite model’s perspectives

  • To identify high-risk griever profiles using an integrative assessment framework

  • To 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

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

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:  10-11 July 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 May 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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