Circle of Security Parenting™

A secure attachment between a child and caregiver is critical to a child’s social and emotional development and future well-being. Decades of university-based 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.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is proud to sponsor Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator Training. This program was created and is taught by trainers from the Circle of Security International. Participants learn principles of attachment theory and how to use Circle of Security Parenting video-based materials with parents. This four-day workshop is for people who serve families with young children, providing the theory and tools to strengthen early attachment bonds and increase reflective capacity in parents.

The program presents video examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction, healthy options in caregiving and animated graphics designed to clarify principles central to building healthy early relationships. Circle of Security Parenting implements decades of attachment research in an accessible step-by-step process for use in groups, home visitation or individual counseling.

A Circle of Security Parenting group is an 8-week, reflective education program for parents and caregivers designed to strengthen the relationship between parent/caregiver and their young children. If you are a parent or caregiver who would like to participate in a COS Parenting group or find a therapist who uses COSP in one-to-one counseling, please contact Deb Mugno at [email protected]

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