On-Demand CE Training

ODL 233: An Introduction to the Enneagram and Applications in Daily Practices

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Created on 11/08/2023

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.  We will be reviewing these nine Enneagram types in this introductory one hour course. 

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.
  • Restate how unconscious childhood messages and needed childhood messages can affect each “number” of the Enneagram.
  • 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.  


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.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 1 CE Credit
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 1 Contact Hour
Case Managers
CCMC – 1 Contact Hour
California Board of Registered Nursing – 1 Contact Hour
NBCC ACEP – 1 Contact Hour
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 1 Contact Hour

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.