By describing in detail the links between established developmental theories and the Enneagram, we enhance our knowledge of the psychological operation of the nine types, we clarify and integrate existing theories of personality, and validate and legitimate the Enneagram as a universal psychological map. This presentation will provide further evidence of the connections between psychoanalytic developmental theory (object relations and self-psychology) and the Enneagram system. Through lecture, visual aids, and discussion, I will present ongoing ground-breaking research into the nearly exact thematic correspondences between developmental psychology and the Enneagram’s three centers of intelligence.

Beatrice Chestnut, Ph.D., M.A., M.F.T. has been working with the Enneagram for over fifteen years. She has a Ph.D. in communication and an M.A. in psychology. She has taught at Northwestern University, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the School of Law at the University of San Francisco. Currently, she has a private psychotherapy practice and teaches Enneagram workshops in San Francisco. She has been trained as a group facilitator and uses her knowledge of the Enneagram with her psychotherapy clients, in the groups she facilitates, and with teams in business settings. She completed the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Professional Training Program in 1997 and Ginger Lapid-Bogda’s “Trainthe-Trainers” training in 2005.

Beatrice Chestnut


2007 IEA Global Conference

Redwood City, California, USA

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