“When they go Low we go High:” When Assertiveness Isn’t Enough

  • Friday, May 18, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL


8:30-9 a.m. - Networking and Registration

9 a.m. - Announcements and Introductions

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Speaker


SPEAKER: Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, LMFT

Kate is the director of Lakeland Counseling Services in Florida. She’s the creator of two psychotherapy tools, The Handy Brain Model and Brain Change Cards, and is the author of several books, including Making Hostile Words Harmless.

TOPIC:  “When they go Low we go High:” When Assertiveness Isn’t Enough

How can we put this wise advice from the former first lady into practice? This experiential workshop demonstrates four verbal strategies that disarm toxic people that populate our own and our client’s lives. Learn how to use the neurochemicals that recruit seeking, caring, and playing to dilute those that drive rage, fear, and panic in others.  Give clients tools for true empowerment through the ability to manage others’ emotions. 


1.    Distinguish typical attack-defend-withdraw reactions from accessible, responsive, engaged interactions.

2.    Identify the neurochemicals that drive rage, fear, and panic, seeking, caring, and playing.  

3.    Brainstorm how to create entrancing responds to respond to verbal attacks.


MHCCF meets on the third Friday of every month, except for July and December. Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, Fla., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

It is free to attend MHCCF’s monthly meetings; however you must be a paid, professional member of MHCCF to qualify for 1 CEU. Active professional members of MHCCF are required to sign in and sign out at each meeting to receive a CEU. Please have your license number available upon check-in.

To become a member of MHCCF, please visit our website at mhccf.com and select the “Join Us” tab, or, sign up during networking & registration (8:30-9 am) at our monthly meeting. MHCCF accepts credit card or check payments at the door. We do not accept cash payments.


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