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. Facilitator training 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