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Enneagram: Using the Enneagram in Psychological Assessment and Practice with Helen Palmer

Total Credits: 15 including 15 Psychologists

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Helen Palmer, MA |  Marlene Cresci Cohen, Ph.D.
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This course presents a more comprehensive view of the Enneagram for psychologists and other mental health professions, such as individual and family counselors, social workers, and nurses. The nine personality styles described by the Enneagram system are consistent with the diagnostic categories in the DSM-5 and can be utilized in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of outpatient populations. Participants will learn to recognize the nine personality styles without having to learn a new typology or change their preferred treatment approach. 

The course includes 13 structured online parts including a self-typing test. Each of the parts, except for the self-typing part, contains an audio and video presentation and a panel interview with a type exemplar, study guide, and psychological instruction with Enneagram-based commentary by Helen Palmer and Marlene Cresci-Cohen, Ph.D.

The personality styles described by the Enneagram system are identical to the cognitive/emotional categories described by DSM-5 used in the assessment and treatment of outpatient neurosis and character pathology. The result will be a more tailored and effective approach to client work. 



Objective #2

Describe the history and psychological significance of the Enneagram

Objective #3

Compare the nine personality types to categories in the DSM-V.

Objective #4

Utilize the Enneagram system to assess clinical issues.

Objective #5

Use the nine personality types described by the Enneagram system with clients

Objective #6

Assess clinical issues as they relate to the nine personality types.

Objective #7

Be able to develop treatment plans to address a range of clinical issues.

Objective #8

Identify the nine personality types specific to habitual focus of attention, coping strategies, and behavioral markers.

Objective #9

Learn specific methods to introduce the personality types in adult and couples counseling.

Objective #10

Explain the importance and key role of “attention” in type defenses.

Objective #11

Plan ways to assist clients in developing client-based self-observation and attention practices that they can do on their own.

Objective #12

Develop skills to recognize their own type bias.

Objective #13

Apply the Enneagram system to understand their personal therapeutic style.

Objective #14

Explain the spiritual significance of the Enneagram.


Helen Palmer, MA's Profile

Helen Palmer, MA Related seminars and products: 1

Helen Palmer, MA is an internationally recognized teacher and best selling author of the nine-pointed system known as the Enneagram. Helen’s book, “Understanding Yourself and Others: The Enneagram” is the classic text on the subject.  It has been translated into thirty-two languages and has sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide to date.  Helen is also co-founder of the Enneagram Professional Training Program and Founding Director of the International Enneagram Association with learning cohorts located around the globe.

Marlene Cresci Cohen, Ph.D.'s Profile

Marlene Cresci Cohen, Ph.D. Related seminars and products: 1

Marlene Cresci-Cohen, PhD., received her doctorate in Child Development from Stanford University. She began studying the Enneagram in 1979 and collaborated with Helen Palmer in teaching Enneagram courses including, “The Enneagram in Healthcare.” Now retired, Dr. Cresci-Cohen trained physicians at the Stanislaus Family Practice Residency Program in Modesto, California, where she was also in private practice.  In addition. Dr. Cresci-Cohen was Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.

Objective #1

Describe the history and psychological significance of the Enneagram

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