The Cairnmillar Child and Family Clinic is proud to launch its Parenting Group Program with the Circle of Security group program (COS-P) in June 2022. 

What is the program about?  
The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is an established model based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. 

In this eight week program, we will work together to help you to be more skilled at:  

  • Understandingyour child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs,
  • Supporting your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, 
  • Enhancing the development of their child's self esteem, and 
  • Honouring the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure. 

Who is it for? 
This program is for all parents, including expecting parents. Parents with children under five usually find the resources most suitable to them, but the information is relevant to parents with older children as well. Circle of Security can help parents with children who are having behavioural or emotional difficulties, parents who are overwhelmed, depressed or anxious about parenting, and parents who simply wish to learn and reflect about their parenting. 

When will it be held? 
This program will be offered on Friday mornings, 10-11:30, for eight weeks. It will run from 3 June to 24 June, then break for two weeks for school holidays, then continue from 15 July to 5 August.   

Where will it be held? 
The group will be held online via Microsoft Teams. 

Who will be runing the program? 
The program will be held by Anita Gupta, an experienced Clinical Psychologist and facilitator of Circle of Security parenting groups. Anita will be assisted by a trainee psychologist. 

How much does it cost? 
The program costs $50 per session. You may be eligible for rebates of $32.90 with a valid Mental Health Care Plan. You must enrol in all eight sessions. Upfront payment attracts a discount, with an overall charge of $350. 

How do I enrol? 
Please contact our clinic staff on [email protected]illar.org.au or by phoning 9317 0622 to register your interest.