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Online Continuing Education by Helen Palmer
"Using the Enneagram in
Psychological Assessment and Practice"

While learning at your own pace, in your preferred location and attimes that you select, you will be introduced to the Enneagram system as a complementary diagnostic tool for client support. Through a rich variety of online media, including video panels of the nine Types, you will become familiar with this dynamic and practical assessment and treatment system.


This is an American Psychological Association approved 15 hour / 15 CE credit online course that has also been approved for California-licensed MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs.

Non-clinicians will also find the content of value both professionally and personally.

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The course presents the Enneagram system and provides each participant with:

  • a history of the Enneagram,
  • the cognitive/emotional structure of Type,
  • ways to recognize the Type in the therapeutic environment,
  • the key role of attention in Type defenses,
  • strategies for working with client defenses,
  • the potential of the Enneagram as a tool for the client’s self-awareness

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Benefits and Results

At the conclusion of this CE program participants will be able to:

  • Describe the nine Enneagram personality types
  • Compare categories of the DSM-V to the nine personality types
  • Utilize the Enneagram system to assess and treat clinical presentations
  • Apply the Enneagram system to understand their personal therapeutic style
  • Explain the spiritual significance of the Enneagram

You should know...

  • To get the most out of your learning experience, you should have access to a high-speed Internet connection. Dial-up connections are not recommended.
  • PC users should use the latest version of Internet Explorer or the latest version of Firefox as their browser.
  • Mac users should use the latest version of Firefox as their browser.
  • Your username and password will remain active for 90 days.

This program is c0-sponsored by Union Institute & University.  Union Institute & University is approved by the the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Union Institute & University  maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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