Academy of Human Development

FREE CONSULTATION: 65 - 6425 - 2422

UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Dealing with Grief and Loss (Introduction)


  • Engaging, shared relevant information and stories. Thanks !

    29 Feb 2016
  • Really expert in her line, one of the best trainers I encountered. Her depth of insight is fantastic.

    22 Aug 2016
  • Thank you for sharing your experiences, the case studies and presentations and your approaches in dealing with them. It add depth to the training.

    22 Aug 2016

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In the course of counselling, you may come across clients who lost their loved ones through different modes of health.  This training with equip you with the general knowledge about grief and loss, as well as how to journey with these clients.  The learning content may also be applied to other losses, such as separation and divorce, incarceration, and retrenchment.


This course will help participants:

  • To gain an understanding of the common signs of grief
  • To formulate assessment and develop skills in grief counselling
  • To differentiate complicated grief from common grief


  • Common grief reactions
  • Determinants of grief reactions
  • Formulation of grieve assessment
  • Useful tools in grief counseling
  • Complications in grief


All counsellors, healthcare workers, social workers, psychologists, teachers and principals, pastoral staff, and people involved in the helping profession.


Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)



Subsidies/ Fundings S$

For Company-Sponsored applicant:

SSG Skills Development Fund (SDF) Subsidy*


VCF pre-approved funding per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00001339, End date of approval: 22 Jan 2019)


  For Self-Sponsored applicant:

Eligible to tap on SkillsFuture Credit**

Able to claim up to $500 available SkillsFuture Credit


*  SSG Skills Development Fund (SDF) Subsidy

Company-Sponsored Applicant

  • Applicant must be Singaporean or Singapore PR
  • Applicant must achieve 75% attendance
  • Should the applicant resign or be terminated, the sponsoring company will not be eligible for funding

* * SkillsFuture credit is for all Singaporean aged 25 and above 



Dr. Carolyn Ng, Psy.D., is currently a Principal Counsellor with the Children’s Cancer Foundation providing palliative care and bereavement counselling support to children and young people with cancer, as well as their families.  She is a registered counsellor, master clinical member and approved supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).  She is also a Fellow in Thanatology registered with the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).  She is certified in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy as well.

Carolyn first graduated with Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales, Australia, majoring in psychology, followed by Master of Social Science (Counselling) from the Edith Cowan University, Australia and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (Conflict Management) from the Trinity Theological Seminary, USA.  She subsequently completed her doctoral training in psychology with the California Southern University, USA.  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.  She is certified as Advanced Care Planning facilitator as well.  Her wide counselling experience covers youth delinquency issues, marital issues, spousal violence issues, mental health issues, grief and loss issues.


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Course Schedule

Duration 14 Hours
Dates 10 & 11 July 2018
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Carolyn Ng
Venue(s) 43 Middle Road, #03-00 Boon Sing Building