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Digital Seminar

The Enneagram in Action: An Experiential Approach for Therapists

Katie Gustafson, MA, LPC/MHSP
2 Hours 51 Minutes
Mar 19, 2023
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Regardless of our clinical orientation, much of what we do starts with offering clients new, creative ways of connecting with their authentic selves. The Enneagram—a dynamic personality typing system with nine core personality types—can be one of those ways, providing an accessible blend of psychological and spiritual concepts. In this session, you’ll discover how to use the enneagram with clients and have an opportunity to experience the transformative power of the enneagram firsthand. You’ll explore:

  • Details about the nine core personality types that compromise the Enneagram
  • How to use the Enneagram to join with, relate to, and empower your clients quickly and effectively
  • How to integrate the Enneagram into your current practice
  • Enneagram-informed somatic and mindfulness techniques to foster balance and openness in clients


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 3.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



  1. Evaluate the researched applications of the Enneagram as a personality-based tool in psychotherapy.
  2. Theorize on further potential applications of the Enneagram with clients.
  3. Propose a basic understanding of the Enneagram and its nine core personality types.
  4. Demonstrate the application of the typing process and connecting it with goals is psychotherapy.


  • Understanding the nine core Enneagram types
  • Using the Enneagram as a roadmap in psychotherapy
  • Theorizing on the use of the enneagram in psychotherapy
  • The process of organizing a client’s “type” on the Enneagram
  • Experience the Enneagram in action through real demonstration of its use in a therapeutic context
  • Risks and limitations of the Enneagram in psychotherapy

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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