Community Programs

Circle of SecurityTM 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. 

Backed by research, Circle of Security™ Parenting (COSP) is an 8-week, reflective education program for parents and caregivers designed to strengthen the relationship between parent/caregiver and their young children. The program can be delivered in small groups or one-to-one with parents or others who serve parents and young children in communities and early education classrooms.

If you would like to participate in a COS Parenting group or find a therapist who uses COSP in one-to-one counseling, please contact Deborah Mugno at [email protected] 

MindPlay – A Psychoanalytic Discussion

MindPlay invites the community to experience and discuss psychoanalytic theory in a fun and interactive way. This series of psychoanalytic discussions is held after theater productions of the PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A trained psychoanalyst will explore emotion, character and relationships in the play, and invite lively audience participation.

MindPlay discussions take place immediately after productions on selected Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees, typically in Classroom 135. They are free and open to the public. MindPlay is hosted by PlayMakers Repertory Company and sponsored by the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas.