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Continuing Education

Integrating the Enneagram into Your Clinical Practice

Date: 9:00am - 5:30pm PDT October 26, 2012 Location: Room 219, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

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    Dale J. Rhodes, M.S., M.A.
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    Kathryn Williams, M.A.

Room 219, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

This workshop will provide an overview and in-depth study of the dynamic system of Nine Personality Types described as the Enneagram. We will explore the Enneagram as an effective resource for both personal and professional applications.

The teachings will emphasize how this tool is used for improving self-awareness as a counselor, for deepening understanding of how clients’ personality styles relate to their problems, and how, through your application in practice, it can help clients gain meaningful intrapersonal 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. In addition, participants will review and discuss video interviews of advanced students speaking about their own types. Participants will engage in peer inquiry and discussions that explore ways to identify and manage counter-transference and transference between counselor and client. 

Those who understand their own Enneagram type will be invited to join the discussion as a narrative resource on his/her personality style’s worldview, skills and strengths. Course 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.

What is the Enneagram?

The Enneagram is an effective resource proven to positively effect change in personal relationships, work life, and spiritual development. Learning it and sharing it with your clients will not only improve your effectiveness as a counselor, but can also be a turning point in your own sense of self, health, and well being. Learn more at

Past participants are saying…

“Dale Rhodes brings his professional expertise in psychology and spiritual direction as he explores and deepens clients’ awareness of the spiritual dimension of healing using the Enneagram as a teaching tool. He offers hope for potential change, for those struggling with addiction, as clients are introduced to a deeper understanding of their type.”

- Jacky C. Johnson, MA, CADC II, Spiritual Care Counselor

“Dale Rhodes shares his professional experience, formal training, and education to make a most effective consultant and teacher. His work will offer you delight and great benefit.” 

- Helen Palmer, author of The Enneagram in Love and Work

“I have completed two courses with Dale. Both classes were fun, informative, and transformative. Dale is an excellent teacher who creates a learning environment that feels safe and comfortable. All students were heard, valued, and appreciated.”   

- Terry Cappiello, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Workshop Details

Date:  Friday, October 26, 2012

Time:  9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Dale J. Rhodes, M.S., M.A.

Assistant Instructor:  Kathryn Williams, M.A.

Noncredit/CEU: 7 hours, $125 by 10/12, $150 after. $40 students. Reduced student spaces are limited - please register early. 

Registration form (PDF)

  • To ensure your place and to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, please register no later than two weeks before your course or workshop is scheduled to begin. 

Transportation: Lewis & Clark offers free shuttle service that workshop participants are welcome to use. The route connects to Trimet stops downtown and at the Burlingame Fred Meyer. The shuttle schedule can be viewed at

About the Instructors

Dale Rhodes, M.S., M.A. 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.  Dale has an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies/Spiritual Traditions & Ethics from Marylhurst University, an MS in NonProfit Administration from Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago, and an undergraduate degree in Interpersonal Communication & Gender Studies from the University of Illinois Chicago. In 2002 he established Enneagram Portland, a local training and education resource for exploring personality studies. Dale maintains a private mentoring practice in downtown Portland. For more information, visit

Kathryn Williams, M.A., is a certified Enneagram teacher in the narrative tradition. She is also a current graduate student at Lewis & Clark’s professional mental health counseling program, and has a master’s degree in English. Within the last 25 years Kathryn has owned a writing/editing/coaching business; taught as adjunct college faculty; worked within the naturopathic medical community as a college administrator, writer, editor, bookstore manager, and clinic co-owner; and practiced as a licensed massage therapist.

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