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ODL 215: An Introduction to the Enneagram and Applications in Daily Practices

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Revised on 05/15/2023

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


The Enneagram is a personality system that helps us understand ourselves and one another, like the Myers-Briggs. This personality system is unique because it not only helps us understand our persona but also invites us to grow emotionally and spiritually. The Enneagram includes nine personalities and each of these personalities has considerable strengths and weaknesses. Each personality also has one particular Achilles heel, and once we become aware of this, we are more able to move toward transformation and life.  The Enneagram says we have one primary number, but that all nine numbers live in us.   This insight helps us know ourselves and those around us better – including clients, co-workers, and others – allowing for improved interactions and insight into psychotherapy as well.  This course will review the nine Enneagram types, unconscious and needed childhood messages, arrows of strength, arrows of stress, and mantras around self-help with each Enneagram number.  Using self-awareness and other interactive exercises, didactic learning, and insights of applying the Enneagram in day-to-day clinical practice, this introductory course will provide an excellent overview of this tool.  

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  •  Identify at least three of the nine Types of Enneagram personalities.
  •  State how unconscious childhood messages and needed childhood messages can affect each “number” of the Enneagram.
  •  Define the concept of “the arrows of strength” and the “arrows of stress” and the “wings” for each number.
  •  Associate the mantras around self-care of each of the Enneagram numbers.
  •  Identify ways the Enneagram might be used in psychotherapy and in our day-to-day dealings with others – including our clients/patients and co-workers.  


Yekaterina Smith, E-RYT® 500, YACEP®, www.theyogasmith.com, and Co-host of Enneagram+Yoga Podcast

As a yoga teacher, Kat feels a deep passion for practicing and instruction. Yoga empowers her to find her inner strength both on and off her mat. It helps Kat live her life with mindfulness and joy, as well as reach a balance of a healthy body and a peaceful mind. Kat feels honored and overjoyed to share her love of yoga with each and every one of her students.

Kat is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She holds an RYT 500 certification through Yoga Alliance and is the co-host of the Enneagram+Yoga podcast. Kat’s website is www.theyogasmith.com

Kat lives on Signal Mountain and enjoys all her time spent with her husband Kevin and their two children, Olive and Reed. Namaste.

Christy Bonner, LMFT, M. Div, Doctor of Ministry, Private Practitioner, and Co-host of Enneagram+Yoga Podcast

Christy Bonner is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified yoga instructor, and a board-certified chaplain. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from Emory and Henry College, a Master of Divinity from Emory University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has a private practice, teaches yoga and co-hosts the podcast, Enneagram+Yoga. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, antiquing, and spending time with her family, friends, husband, and 2-year-old daughter.

Samantha Conger, LMSW

Samantha Conger, LMSW, is a licensed social worker in Iowa and Illinois. Samantha graduated from Augustana College in 2007. Samantha practiced in various settings including child welfare, inpatient and outpatient mental health, and substance abuse treatment. Samantha earned her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Iowa in 2016.

Samantha currently works as a school social worker helping students, families, and teachers while working to build and support systems within the education setting.  Samantha enjoys working with professionals and providing relevant training to empower them in their workplace and personal lives.

Samantha currently resides in Iowa with her husband and twin six year olds. Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and home improvement projects.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 5 CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 5 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 5 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 5 Contact Hours
NBCC ACEP – 5 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 5 Contact Hours

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.