The Therapists Companion: The Enneagram Field Guide is a great reference for therapists, counselors and anyone who wants quick help understanding the Enneagram or themselves. Based on years of clinical experience and field interviews by therapist Carolyn Bartlett, the book presents reports from therapy clients and individuals, all of whom know their Enneagram style. As they describe their experiences with therapy and counseling, they reveal what has helped them successfully grow and change as well as what has not worked for their personality style.
Therapists and counselors will find clear guidance about how to create meaningful change in their clients. Spiritual directors will discover stories that illuminate the Enneagram’s transpersonal meaning, plus ways to evoke the essential spiritual qualities of each style. Enneagram enthusiasts, who already know the power of this profound system, will find inspiration and insights from fellow travelers – pointing you towards fulfilling your own true potentials.
What People Say About this Book
“Practical, smart and clinically astute. An invaluable handbook for therapists and counselors who want to use the Enneagram with their clients.”
– Michael Goldberg, organizational consultant, author, The 9 Ways of Working
“A must-read for therapists and counselors, Carolyn Bartlett’s superb Enneagram Field Guide is also illuminating for anyone seeking personal growth or insights into the complexities of the Enneagram’s personality styles.”
– Judith Searle, author of The Literary Enneagram
“The Enneagram Field Guide represents a breakthrough effort to bring the Enneagram understandings into counseling and therapy. Carolyn provides many insights in what does work, synthesizes, and systematically reviews therapy strategy with each of the Enneagram types. She provides clarity, compassion and thoughtfulness in her writing. All of us in the fields of counseling, ranging from executive coaching to spiritual direction, will find this guide of great and enduring benefit. It is a pleasure to recommend it.”
– David Daniels, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Medical School
|Publisher:||Nine Gates Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is seemingly targeted at therapists using the Enneagram to help their clients. However, I as a layperson have found it extremely useful for the purpose of understanding dynamics going on between myself and a family member or friend. This book helps me zero in on an individual's Enneagram type by describing type-by-type experiences. It also helps me understand motivations for certain behaviors, which helps me develop compassion for myself and others.
Even though I¿m not a therapist, I found the Enneagram Field Guide to be thought-provoking and useful. Bartlett¿s use of client feedback, coupled with her extensive experience, would undoubtedly make the Enneagram Field Guide a crediblereference for therapists. It describes the ways people with unique personality types present themselves to the world. It identifies their gifts and weaknesses, the factors that influenced their personality development and what will and won¿t work in therapy. It's also exciting reading for those of us who are interested in gaining a better understanding of ourselves and our relationships. Fascinating!