Academy of Human Development

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

Contemporary Theories for the Bereaved


In the course of counselling, you may come across clients who lost their loved ones through different modes of health.  This training will expose you to the various contemporary theories for the bereaved that would deepen your understanding of grief and loss.  Such learning would also enable you to enhance your case assessment and interventions.

Pre-requisite: Participants must complete Dealing with Grief and Loss (Introduction) awarded by Academy of Human Development or equivalent.

* The Association for Death Education and Counseling® has deemed this program as counting toward the continuing education requirements for the ADEC CT and FT program.


This course will help participants to:

  • develop an understanding of some key theories for grief and loss
  • apply the current theories in case assessment and interventions


  • Paradigm shifts in the historical landscape of grief and loss
  • Four Tasks of Mourning
  • Dual Process Model
  • Attachment Theory
  • Continuing Bond
  • Meaning Reconstruction
  • An Integrated theoretical model for clinical practice


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)



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 TBA
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Dr Carolyn Ng
Venue(s) 43 Middle Road, #03-00 Boon Sing Building