Understanding Circle of Security International
As a mental health professional, counselor, medical professional, teacher or school director you know the importance of attachment and how it impacts a person’s life. You also know how difficult it can be at times to help individuals and families develop and cultivate ongoing secure attachment interactions with their loved ones.
This is where Circle of Security International comes in.
Circle of Security International (COSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting resources to foster and grow secure attachment in individuals and families through their Circle of Security (COS) program model. The program taught to professionals and administered in multiple settings (i.e. clinics, therapy groups, parenting groups, schools etc.) is designed to help caregivers recognize their child’s needs, understand their own responses to their children’s needs, and become more attuned to their child’s emotions.
One way to provide parents and caregivers in your life a model to cultivate secure attachment is by gaining further education and taking the Circle of Security Facilitator training. This training is ideal for any professional who want to help the families they serve develop secure attachments with their loved ones.
Benefits of Taking the Circle of Security Facilitator Training
1. Develop Your Professional Skills
The Circle of Security Facilitator training is an excellent way to develop your professional skills. It provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to help your clients develop secure attachments.
You will learn how to identify attachment styles, assess attachment needs, and develop interventions that promote secure attachment.
2. Enhance Your Career Opportunities
Taking the Circle of Security Facilitator training can also enhance your career opportunities. As a facilitator, you can offer COS sessions to individuals, families, and groups.
This can help you attract more clients and increase your income. Additionally, you can become a trainer and offer COS training to other professionals.
This can help you establish yourself as an expert in attachment and increase your professional reputation.
3. Improve Your Clients’ Outcomes
Perhaps the most significant benefit of taking the Circle of Security Facilitator training is the positive impact it can have on your clients’ outcomes. When caregivers develop secure attachments with their loved ones, they are better able to manage stress, regulate emotions, and form positive relationships.
This can lead to improved mental health outcomes for both the caregiver and the child.
What to Expect from the Circle of Security Facilitator Training
The Circle of Security Facilitator training is a 4-day certification training course that covers the following topics:
- Introduction to Attachment Theory
- Overview of the Circle of Security Program
- Attachment Styles and Needs
- Circle of Security Interventions
- COS Group Facilitation
- COS Individual and Family Sessions
- COS Parent Education
By signing up for the training this summer in Oak Park, IL, you will experience hands on training and instruction from Dr. Neil Boris, COS Leaderiship Board Member, Research Liaison and Medical Director.
You will have the opportunity to practice the skills you learn through role-play exercises, group discussions, and case studies, as well as rub shoulders with like minded colleagues and make new friends.
How To Get Started
To get started with the Circle of Security Facilitator training, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- An individual in a helping or teaching profession who wants to help children and families develop secure attachments.
- Have experience working with children and families.
- Be able to commit to the 4-day training course.
Once you meet these requirements, you can apply for the training course through the COSI website by following this link.
In conclusion, taking the Circle of Security Facilitator training is an excellent way to develop your professional skills, enhance your career opportunities, and improve your clients’ outcomes.
If you are a mental health professional, counselor, medical professional, teacher or school director who wants to help your clients develop secure attachments, then the Circle of Security Facilitator training is a must.
Register today for the training in Oak Park, IL June 12-15, 2023 today!