Circle of Security Parenting™

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is proud to sponsor Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) Facilitator Training. This program – created and taught by faculty from the Circle of Security International  – is for people who serve families with young children, providing the theory and tools to strengthen early attachment bonds.

This 4-day training qualifies participants to become facilitators of the Circle of Security Parenting program. Based on decades of attachment research, COSP is presented in an accessible step-by-step process for use with parents in groups, home visitation, or individual counseling. COS Parenting groups are generally offered over an 8-week period and combine discussion, video examples, animated graphics, and reflective education, all designed to strengthen the relationship between parents/caregivers and their young children.

If you would like to be trained as a Circle of Security Facilitator, please read more about in-person and online training opportunities.

Secure attachment between child and caregiver is critical to a child’s social and emotional development and future well-being. Research has demonstrated that secure children are more empathic, have greater self-esteem, develop healthier relationships with parents and peers, enter school ready to learn, and are better able to self-regulate.

If you are a parent or caregiver who would like to participate in a Circle of Security Parenting group or find a therapist who uses COSP in one-to-one counseling, please contact Deb Mugno.

Watch the video to learn more about Circle of Security Parenting