Circle of Security Parenting© Training

The Circle of Security Parenting© programme is parent reflection model which offers the core components of the evidence-based, internationally acclaimed Circle of Security Protocol.

4 day Facilitator Training

The 4 day seminar trains professionals to work with the 8 chapter DVD programme which can be used in group settings, home visitation, or individual counselling.

The programme presents video examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction, healthy options in caregiving, and animated graphic designed to clarify principles central to COS©. The programme is based on decades of attachment research and is accessible and easy to use. Recent studies indicate that it helps build parental reflective functioning, reduces punitive parental response to their children’s needs and enhances child executive functioning.

There are over 15,000 facilitators across the world who use the COS-P programme in both clinical and early help settings. In the UK it is used in early help teams, perinatal mental health services, clinical teams, CAMHS, with adoptive and foster parents and by individual community based practitioners. Recent studies indicate that participating in a COS-P group helps build parental reflective functioning, reduces punitive parental response to children’s needs and supports attachment security.

The training course is designed for social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, health visitors, family support workers, nursery workers, outreach workers, behaviour support specialists, and anyone providing parenting education or support to parents of young children.

The Centre is hosting its next training session on:

21st -24th May 2018 which will be run by Deidre Quinlan, Circle of Security Trainer

To book a place go to the main Circle of Security website or for more information contact

Animated videos for parents and professionals interested in The Circle of Security Parenting© Programme


Being with and Circle of Security

Good Enough

Connection and Circle of Security