I am a certified Enneagram teacher working in the Narrative Tradition. I hold a PhD in Human Development with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech.
My doctoral research involved creating and validating an expanded Enneagram typology that integrated Enneagram types and adult attachment styles.
In the fifteen years since I completed my dissertation, research on attachment processes has continued to grow and expand to the extent that entirely new fields of study have developed out the original ground of attachment theory. My understanding of the Enneagram is evolving along with these new theories and research findings. In particular, I am incorporating new research and practice from the field of Mentalization theory.