Understanding & Utilizing the Enneagram (10 CE Hours)

A Guide for Counselors, Psychotherapists, and other Helping Professionals

Important Update!

The dates for the live virtual workshop have been updated to September 20 & 21 (the dates were previously set for August 16 & 17, 2021).

On both days, the workshop will run from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Time). This to account for breaks.

All paying students will receive a 18-month access to all course material and recorded training videos. Students who cannot attend the training live may earn CE hours from in the course is its home study format.

*10 Continuing Education (CE) Clock Hours for Behavioral Health Professionals

The course will educate students on the origins and usefulness of the Enneagram. Students will learn to identify their own Enneagram type and understand how this impacts their clinical work. Clinicians will gain insight into how they move in stress and how they move in health with their clients. Understanding relationship patterns within the lens of the Enneagram, will allow the therapeutic relationship to thrive as the clinician helps the client or clients see their own personality within the relationship. Clinicians will learn how to teach the Enneagram to their clients to help meet treatment goals. The goal in this is so when clients will complete treatment, they will do so with greater self-awareness, thus changing not only their own mental health but also their ability to have success in work and relationships.

In this course, students will learn the history and foundation for the Enneagram, and how it can be implemented as a therapeutic tool. The course will explore the nine different description types of the Enneagram, and student will be given examples of how these may play themselves out in a different therapeutic settings relevant to the work of behavioral health professionals. The course is designed to help clinicians identify their Enneagram number, and to examine how a clinician's personality impacts the work they do with clients. Specific Enneagram tools that allow clients gain self-awareness and overall improve in their lives and relationships will also be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to explain the purpose of the Enneagram Personality Assessment and describe the nine personality types.
  2. Students will analyze their own personality type and its impact on their therapeutic work.
  3. Students will be equipped to use the Enneagram to help clients meet treatment goals such as clinical insight and improved relationships.
  4. Students will given a model on how to teach clients how their family of origin and childhood wounds has impact on their current personality.

And know you can buy this course without any risk. We have a full refund policy for anyone who decides they do not want to attend the course within 30-Days of purchase.


This training contains 10 clock hours of behavioral health continuing education* under the approval bodies listed below.


Continuing Education Approvals

PsychMaven is responsible for all aspects for this program.

*PsychMaven has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) for both Live/Real Time and Home Study continuing education (CE) Programs. ACEP No.6624. This program is designed to meet the standards of NBCC content areas no.1 (Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship). PsychMaven is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.


*PsychMaven is a Licensed Social Worker Continuing Education Provider under the Texas State Board for Social Worker Examiners (Provider No. 7751). PsychMaven may provide continuing education to Social Workers certified and/or licensed in that state, and in other states/jurisdictions that accept the Continuing Education (CE) approval of other state Social Work boards. Please contact your state licensing board if you have questions about the acceptability of continuing education (CE) hours.


*Note for Georgia licensed clinicians (LPCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists).

  • For Georgia LPCs/LAPCs, PsychMaven's NBCC approval means the continuing education (CE) hours for this training meet criteria for core hours for continuing education under Georgia Rule 135-9-.01
  • For Georgia licensed social workers, PsychMaven's Texas Social Work Board approval means the continuing education (CE) hours for this training meet criteria for core hours for continuing education under Georgia Rule 135-9-.01.(5)(c).
  • For Georgia LMFTs/LAMFTs, PsychMaven's NBCC approval means the continuing education (CE) hours for this training meet criteria related hours for continuing education under Georgia Rule 135-9-.01
  • For Georgia licensed Psychologists, PsychMaven's NBCC approval means the continuing education (CE) hours for this training meet Area V hours under Georgia rules. Contact the Georgia psychology board if you have questions.


*Note for Florida licensed clinicians (LMHCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs). PsychMaven's approval with NBCC is approved automatically for continuing education (CE) credit by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, pursuant to the rule 64B4-6.002(1)(e)1. This course also provides 42 continuing education (CE) hours (of the total requirement of 50 CE hours) to meet the Qualifications Necessary for Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors to Practice Hypnosis in the state of Florida, pursuant to the rule 64B4-7.002. However, PsychMaven is not registered with the systems of CE broker. Therefore, CE hours need to be self-reported by following the instructions found at the bottom of each CE certificate.

*Note for Ohio licensed counselors. PsychMaven's approval with NBCC is approved automatically for continuing education (CE) credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors. However, PsychMaven is not registered with the systems of CE broker. Therefore, CE hours need to be self-reported by following the instructions found at the bottom of each CE certificate.

For the latest on the the CE Approvals of PsychMaven, as well as guidance on CE requirements for different disciplines, visit us at www.psychmaven.org/ce-approval.


This training is not approved by the NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals as program does not qualify.

Your Instructor


Whitney & James Owens
Whitney & James Owens

Whitney Owens (MA, LPC) and James P. Owens (MDiv, MA) are helping professionals with a passion for empowering others.

Whitney is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Private Practice Consultant. She is the owner of a group private practice, Water’s Edge Counseling, in Savannah, Georgia. In addition to running her practice, she offers individual and group consulting through Practice of the Practice. She hosts a weekly podcast called the Faith in Practice Podcast to help clinicians start and grow their practices with a faith-based background. Whitney has presented multiple times at professional counseling and practice conferences throughout the United States.

James is an Enneagram teacher and founder of Working the Enneagram, LLC. He received his Enneagram certification through the Enneagram Spectrum Training with Jerome Wagner. James holds a Master of Divinity, as well as a second Master's degree in Christian Practice. As both a pastor and teacher, James helps churches, small businesses, and other organizations understand how to utilize the Enneagram to positively impact their members and missions. James has been interviewed on several podcasts and has spoken to multiple groups on the Enneagram specifically in conjunction to counseling/psychotherapy practice and clinical work.

Whitney and James have been married since 2007 and together they are the parents of two beautiful girls.


Course Curriculum


  Live Virtual Workshop- September 20 & 21, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the training start and finish?
The live workshop version of the course is going to be held virtually on August 16-17, 2021. This live training will be recorded and will available for home study after the live training set. Everyone who enrolls in the live workshop will also receive access to the home study version of the course.
How long do I have access to the course?
The live workshop version will be held virtually on September 20-21, 2021. The home study version of the course will available to you for 18-months after the your date of purchase. You will be able to download all of the course material, including the videos, during your enrollment period.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Does this course offer continuing education (CE) credit?
Yes! The course offers 10 approved continuing education (CE) clock hours under multiple CE approval organizations (as listed in the course description) and can cover the approval needs of many mental health/professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, psychologists, and addiction professionals. However, all students are responsible for confirming if the CE approval of this course meets their CE needs. We can offer you further information about PsychMaven's CE approvals and resources, by visiting us at www.psychmaven.org/ce-approval

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