Vision Point Associates was created in 1995 by Renie Hope, MA, LMHC, and Carol Ruth Summers, MS, LMFT. They are experienced educators and psychotherapists who began working with the Enneagram in the early 1980’s.
The Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and others. It describes nine distinct points of view and their interrelationships, which we teach in our introductory courses:
Studying the Enneagram will help you develop awareness of your own point of view and help you understand how it differs from the others. Recognizing this will help you create more satisfying love, work and personal relationships.
The Enneagram also supports in-depth clinical understanding of our clients so we can quickly craft interventions that are most likely to be effective for them. It supports us and our clients to grow into more of our potential as human beings.
"This spreading radiance of a True Human Being has great importance.
Look carefully around you and recognize the luminosity of souls.
Sit beside those who draw you to that."
~Jalal Uddin Rumi
Renie Hope leads four ongoing consultation groups that help clinicians and others draw on the power of the Enneagram in their work with individuals, couples and families. Clinicians who complete Using the Enneagram in Clinical Practice earn 23 CEUs, and in in addition they can earn 25 CEU’s for each cycle of the consultation group they attend. Renie has been a certified teacher of the Diamond Approach for over 11 years and has studied the Enneagram directly with Sandra Maitri and Hameed Ali. She teaches advanced Enneagram workshops that emphasize the spiritual dimensions. Renie can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Ruth Summers retired from Vision Point in 2013. She maintains a private practice with couples and teaches occasional advanced Enneagram workshops. Carol Ruth can be reached at: email@example.com or visit her website at www.relationshipcounselingseattle.net.
Debra Janison joined Vision Point in the fall of 2013. Debra is the founder of Enneagram Olympia. She retired from practice in 2018.