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Continuing Education

The Enneagram: Exploring a Tool for Clinical Practice

Date: 8:30am PST November 21, 2014 Location: York Graduate Center, Room 115

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    Dale Rhodes, M.S., M.A.

York Graduate Center, Room 115

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. 

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. 

The 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 

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.

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. 

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 & Registration

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Dale Rhodes, M.S., M.A.

Cost: $125 by 11/6, $150 after, includes 7 CEUs or PDUs, $50 students. Lunch is included. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%. Reduced student spaces are limited—register early.

Online registration for this class is now closed. However, walk-in registration is welcome.

About the Instructor

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 M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies/Spiritual Traditions and Ethics from Marylhurst University, an M.S. 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

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