Become an Enneagram Informed Mental Health Professional: Levels 1 and 2 

Course Breakdown

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Level 1:  A Comprehensive Study on the Gospel-Centered Enneagram and How to Use it Effectively in Therapy Sessions:

Module 1 | The Gospel-Centered Enneagram & Layers of The Enneagram

Instructors: Dr. Mercy Connors and Beth McCord

  • What is the Enneagram?
  • Should Christians Use the Enneagram?
  • Core Motivations
  • Levels of Alignment
  • Centers of Intelligence

Module 2 | Layers of The Enneagram Continued

Instructors: Dr. Mercy Connors and Beth McCord

  • Wings
  • Enneagram Paths
  • Introducing the Enneagram Internal Profile (EIP)
  • Instinctual Subtypes
  • Triads
  • Interpreted Childhood Messages

Modules 3-11 | A Deep Dive Into Each Enneagram Type 

Instructors: Dr. Mercy Connors and Beth McCord

  • Wings, Subtypes, Triads, Paths, EIP for each Type 
  • Core Motivations, Longing, Childhood Messages for each Type 
  • Each Types tendencies in therapy 
  • What works and doesn’t work for each Type in therapy
  • Possible modalities and diagnoses for each Type

Module 12 | Counseling Clients Using The Gospel Centered Enneagram

Instructors: Dr. Mercy Connors and Beth McCord

  • Discover - Helping Your Clients Discover Their Main Type
  • Explore - Your Step-by-Step Guide to Help Your Clients to Explore Their Main Type
  • Become -  The Importance of Using Correct Therapeutic Modalities to Assist Your Client into Becoming Their Healthiest and Truest Self in Christ.


  • Mistyping Guide (included at the end of the workbook)
  • Summary Guide of the 9 Type’s Core Motivations (included in Module 2)

Level 2: A Comprehensive Study on Research, Functioning Levels, Client Assessment, Schemas, and Transference Dynamics

Module 1 | Historical Foundations and Research on the Enneagram in Psychology

Instructor: Dr. Joshua Hook

Explore the historical context of the Enneagram in psychology, which includes statistics on the 104 studies and research on the Enneagram's effectiveness. You'll also see comparisons of the Enneagram vs. other personality models so you can be fully informed of the unique strengths that the Enneagram brings to the table.

  • Existing Research of the Enneagram
  • Assessment Reliability and Strategies in the Enneagram 
  • Self Report Measures
  • Enneagram and Other Models of Personality

Module 2 | Client Mistyping 

Instructors: Dr. Mercy Connors and Beth McCord

Mistyping is one of the biggest obstacles to properly using the Enneagram with your clients.  This module helps you identify common mistypes. You can't Type your client because only they know their inner world. However, you can help them find their correct Type, and this module will help you navigate this otherwise tricky problem.  

  • Core Motivations and Personality Type
  • Major Differences Between Any Two Types
  • Ethical and Best Practice Principles When Determining Type
  • Typing Based on Internal Motivations 

Module 3 - 6 | Levels of Functioning and Assessment

Instructor: Dr. Deborah Braboy

In these modules, you'll discover the Levels of Functioning for each Type. You'll learn to quickly assess whether your client is operating out of a healthy, average, or unhealthy mindset, what your client is struggling with, and strategies you can implement immediately. 

  • Possible Personality Disorders
  • Unhealthy, Average, and Healthy Levels of Functioning
  • Therapeutic Steps for Clinicians
  • Client Goals
  • Theoretical Approaches

Modules 6-8 | Maladaptive Schemas

Instructor: Jim Cress 

These modules dive into the unique Maladaptive Schemas of each Type. As you learn about the Maladaptive Schemas, you’ll get insight into the intricacies of Schema Therapy, including 18 early Maladaptive Schemas, 11 lifetraps to Schema Therapy, and more. 

  • Defining Maladaptive Schemas
  • Life Traps
  • Core Motivations 
  • Maladaptive Schemas
  • Childhood Wounds 
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Attributes
  • Presentation of Each Type in Sessions
  • Gospel Truths for Each Type


Module 9 | Assessments and Best Practices

Instructors: Dr. Mercy Connors and Beth McCord

With this module, you’ll learn how to administer client self-assessments that will provide you with the valuable insights you and your client need to use the Enneagram effectively. Beth and Mercy will walk you through how to conduct the Levels of Functioning assessment and the Messages I'm Believing assessment and share proven best practices.  

  • Administering the Levels of Functioning Assessment
  • Administering the Messages I’m Believing Assessment (True/False Messages)
  • Assessment Best Practices and What to be Aware of for Each of the 9 Types
  • Insight into Levels of Health and Self-Awareness
  • Integrating the Enneagram into Therapy Practice
  • Identify Clients' Areas for Growth and Improvement


Modules 10-12 | Enneagram In Psychotherapy: Transference And Countertransference Dynamics for Types 1-9

Instructor: Dr. Shannae Anderson

As a mental health professional, building trust with your clients is essential for their growth and progress. However, transference and countertransference can create obstacles that hinder this trust and even lead to negative reactions from both you and your client. In these last three modules, we delve specifically into the challenges of transference and countertransference based on Enneagram Types, helping you identify when these dynamics are at play and providing you with strategies for navigating them effectively.

  • Definition of Transference and Countertransference
  • Developing an Internal Observer
  • How Each Type Might Present In Therapy
  • Childhood Experiences 
  • Transference and Countertransference by Type
  • Heal Focus Approaches


Bonus Resources

We are committed to making sure you have the tools you need, not just to use the Enneagram in your sessions, but to support your mission to serve your clients to the best of your ability. 

That’s why we’re including 2 more FREE bonuses just for enrolling…

The AACC Care and Counsel Bible

This is a vital resource for keeping Christ at the center of your practice. 

The Care and Counsel Bible covers 116 topics complete with quick reference guides to help you prepare for your sessions. 

Here’s what’s inside: 

  • Themed Articles—written by experts that address life’s most common challenges and difficulties like anxiety, anger, insecurity, depression, sexuality, pride, and jealousy
  • Key Biblical Passages—interpreted for you, these passages offer insight into the messages of freedom and hope
  • Personality Profiles—highlights the lives of people in the Bible who encountered and overcame bondage, oppression, or difficulty
  • Soul Notes—commentary on Bible passages that speak to the main themes
  • And more! 

Usually, a $84.99 value…you get it free for enrolling in Become an Enneagram Informed Mental Health Professional

The Real History of the Enneagram 

The Enneagram is a much-debated tool in the Christian community because of its origins. Does it really have Christian roots…or are the ties to its origins as an occultist personality model true? Well, as we mention later, we’ve debunked the ties to the occult, but the true history of the influences on the Enneagram are worth exploring. 

You get a thorough exploration of the real history of the Enneagram led by Tyler Zach, author of the 40-Day Enneagram devotionals, a certified Enneagram coach, and co-founding pastor of the One Hope Church. 

You’ll discover: 

  • Ancient influences on the Enneagram from Homer, Pythagoras, and more. 
  • Coverage of the life of George Gurdjieff, the first known teacher of the Enneagram
  • Insights into Oscar Ichazo, the man who applied personality models to the Enneagram symbol
  • An introduction to Claudio Naranjo, who created the Enneatypes and the claims of his “automatic writing.” 
  • Modern influences and answers to common objections to the Enneagram
  • And much more! 
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