Brief, Formal Bio

Formal Brief Bio

David Daniels, MD is clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford Medical School, a leading developer of the Enneagram system of nine personality styles, and co-author of the bestseller, The Essential Enneagram (Harper Collins) updated and revised with vital new material in 2009.  He also co-developed the outstanding DVD, The Enneagram: Nine Paths to a Productive and Fulfilling Life and The Enneagram in the Workplace. In private practice for over 40 years, David also has taught the Enneagram system at Stanford, in the community, and internationally for 22 years. Together with Helen Palmer (author, professor) he co-founded the Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT), The Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP), and was one of the founders of the International Enneagram Association (IEA).

David brings his knowledge of the Enneagram to individuals, couples and groups, and to a wide range of applications in clinical practice and the workplace. He has developed many innovative workshops including The Dynamics of Vital Relationships, Anger and Forgiveness, Loss and Grief as Transformers, the Enneagram’s Gift to Love and Life, Intimate Relationships, Love and Will, and The Enneagram’s Gift to Mastering Conflict Constructively and Compassionately. Visit for a wealth of information and all our programs and classes. David has been married to Judy Daniels, his wife, for over 55 years. Together they have three children and three grandchildren.

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