The Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP) was created by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, MD, in 1988 to train and certify Enneagram Teachers in the Narrative Tradition. During the past 25 years, more than 3,000 participants have attended the EPTP in 17 countries worldwide, and more than 1000 have become Certified Enneagram teachers.
We have long been asked to develop an “applied” Enneagram Narrative curriculum, and this has now become a reality. Beginning in 2014, we expanded the EPTP to include a certification track for Enneagram Narrative Practitioners. This new offering was created specifically for therapists, coaches, counselors and others who want to learn the skills to apply the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition to their one-on-one work with clients.
The Enneagram brings unparalleled benefit to those working with others by providing accurate descriptions of the core structures of the nine personality types, as well as type-specific understanding of the relationship between psychological issues, spiritual qualities and somatic patterns.
The track begins with the Typing Process and continues with The Enneagram for Therapists, Counselors and Coaches: Skills and Practices for Working One-on-One with Clients, and an Internship and Certification (see below). You may begin this track without a commitment to complete all segments.
2 ½ days
This experiential training teaches you how to assist others in determining their Enneagram type. The Typing Process previously included instruction on panel inquiry, but will now focus solely on the many aspects of the typing interview process.
Step-by-step you will learn how to conduct typing interviews to assist newcomers to the Enneagram in determining their type. Modules on differentiating one type from another, non-verbal aspects of type, and knowledge of your own biases in conducting interviews are also included. The training culminates in a rare hands-on opportunity to practice your skills by interviewing volunteers from the community, with feedback from instructors.
To learn more or for registration questions, contact Barb Allgaier at 866-241-6162, ext. 1 (toll-free) or 303-697-9456 outside the U.S.
This course is based on the highly successful course we offered in 2007-08.
Participants will learn the Universal Growth Process (UGP), a practical and powerful model interweaving five components: Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation, Action and Adherence. Applying the UGP, the nine type structures and somatic elements of each type, you will identify where clients are “stuck,” and clarify and expand your methods for creating lasting change.
This training also focuses on understanding your own type bias and increasing your capacity for presence and receptivity. You will learn:
Taught in the Narrative Tradition, this training allows participants to describe their themes, issues and processes, and learn from each other’s rich experiences. After the exploration of each type, you will participate in role-playing exercises followed by debriefing sessions.
The format will include a rich variety of panels in the Narrative Tradition, short didactics, guided interactions, somatic exercises, meditation and reflection, practice sessions and discussion.
You may begin this program without a commitment to complete either track.
Prerequisites: Enneagram Narrative Core Program and the Typing Process
Note: For exceptions to this prerequisite, contact registrar
Enneagram teachers in the Narrative Tradition who have been certified through our Enneagram Professional Training Program are welcome to take this program without completing the prerequisites.
The Internship provides a supportive structure for gaining practice as a Narrative Enneagram Practitioner who wants to use the Enneagram with individual clients.
Upon successful completion
Certified Narrative Enneagram Practitioner