Academy of Human Development

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

Introduction to Grief and Its Complications

Introduction

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.

Course Objectives

This course will help participants:

  • 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

Course Content

  • 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

Who Should Attend

Community/outreach workers, befrienders/volunteers, school personnel, chaplaincy/pastoral staff, helping professionals, and people who are keen in rendering grief support.

Award

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

Certification

This workshop is eligible to earn Credits for 1 Core Course, leading to Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction offered by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition (PI), Portland, OR, United States. For certification enquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COURSE FEES

Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)

$725

Early Bird Course Fee (Nett) *Register and payment before 15 Jul 2020

$650

 

Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00001985, End date of approval: 20 Jan 2021)

$217.50

 


TRAINER

Dr Carolyn Ng, PsyD, FT maintains a private practice, Anchorage for Loss and Transition (for more information, please visit: www.anchorage-for-loss.org).  She also serves as Associate Director and Faculty with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition in Portland, OR, United States.  Previously, she was a Principal Counsellor with the Children’s Cancer Foundation in Singapore, specialising in cancer-related palliative care and bereavement counselling support.  She is a registered counsellor, master clinical member and approved clinical supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).  She is also a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) registered with the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC), USA; as well as a consultant to a cancer support and bereavement ministry in Sydney, NSW, Australia.  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 experiences cover youth delinquency issues, marital issues, family violence issues, mental health issues, incarceration issues, grief and loss issues, and crisis interventions.  She has varied supervisory experiences with such helping professionals as counsellors, social workers and therapists in diverse settings as well.  She also conducts training workshops and presents on various topics in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, as invited by different organizations both in Singapore and other countries like Malaysia, Taiwan, Bhutan, Australia and United States over the years. 

Application and Enquiries

Dave Goh

6593 5284

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Course Schedule

Duration 14 Hours
Dates 26 & 27 Aug 2020
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Dr Carolyn Ng
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development