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The Enneagram for Clinical Professionals


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This workshop will provide an overview and in-depth study of the dynamic system of nine personality types known as the Enneagram, and how it can be harnessed as an effective resource for both personal and professional applications.

The Enneagram is based on the concept that all people belong to one of nine major personality types. The purpose is not to put anyone into a box, but to offer a roadmap that helps address the specific challenges of each personality type, and how to develop the unique virtues of that type that may be discovered.

Support for better relationships and communication is a focus of the system, with the idea that discovering the “lens” through which we view the world is the first step in comprehending how others may experience it. Basic knowledge of the ‘Nine Points of View’ will help you to broaden your understanding and communication skills with others, in both your personal and professional life.

Participants will enjoy an insightful group experience of self- and other- discovery, while adding an essential tool for building stronger client-counselor rapport and more effective interventions.

Using presentation, resource materials, and video case studies of advanced students speaking about their own types, we will engage in peer inquiry about how type may affect our practices from marketing, and communication and intervention styles, to transference issues between counselor and client, and more.

Teachings will emphasize how this tool can be used for:

- Improving self-awareness as a counselor
- Deepening understanding of how clients’ personality styles relate to their problems, and
- Helping clients who are ready for this system to gain meaningful insights and strategies for self-care

Participants will receive an assessment tool and written training materials enhancing the exploration of this personality typology that spans human experience from psychological to spiritual development.

Dale Rhodes, MS, MA is a mentor, trainer and consultant with professional certifications in the Enneagram, Spiritual Direction and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®). His mentoring with individuals provides support for those who want to understand themselves and others more fully. Dale brings extensive experience in training and nonprofit business management to his work with groups and organizations.

Cost: $125 before 8/29, $150 after. Includes 7 CEUs or PDUs. $50 student rate. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.

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