Free Downloads > Online Course > Course Instructors > Benefits

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.

Course Description

About the Instructors ...


Lifelong Learning Page


Ready to Register?

Click here...


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

Frequently Asked Questions ...

Benefits of Online Learning ...

About the instructors ...

Benefits and Results

Participants will:

  • learn to recognize the Nine Types without having to learn a new typology or change their treatment approach,
  • recognize the relationship of the cognitive/emotional categories of the DSM-IV and the Nine Types,
  • learn to assess and treat outpatient neurosis and character pathology using the Enneagram system,
  • learn self-observation and attention practices,
  • bring a more tailored and effective approach to client work,
  • understand 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.


Free Downloads > Online Course > Course Instructors > Benefits