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UEN No/CPE Reg No/ GST Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

A Tripartite Model of Meaning Reconstruction for Grief and Loss Series: An Attachment-Informed Perspective for the Relationship Story of Loss


In the course of counselling, you may come across clients who struggle with yearning for their deceased loved one or some forms of unfinished business that remain unaddressed after separation through death. This training will introduce a tripartite model based on the meaning reconstruction framework and specifically look into grief and loss from an attachment-informed perspective. This will also equip you with the relevant meaning-oriented techniques to enable clients to review their disrupted bond and realign their positioning with the deceased in the aftermath of loss.


This course will help participants to:

  • Conceptualize the impacts of separation on grievers from the attachment perspective
  • Identify dimensions of insecure attachment and unfinished business that complicate the post-separation adjustment
  • Implement meaning-oriented techniques to re-establish grievers’ attachment security and reconstruct their bond with the deceased


  • Understanding grief and loss through attachment lens
  • Differentiation between continuing bond and maladaptive bondage
  • Guided conversation to examine the relationship history
  • Use of tree of legacy as a means for continuing bond
  • Use of imaginal dialogues to process the unfinished business


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

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


Modular Certificate of Completion awarded by the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition (PI), Portland, OR, United States, and earn Credits for 1 Core Course for all PI Certification Programmes and 3 Techniques Modules toward Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction.


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