Course Description

*This selection is for the Final Exam only. Access to the book, Bully Proof: Teaching Clients to Empower Themselves Without Overpowering Others, is required to complete the exam. If you already have access to the book, click the "Buy" button above to continue. To purchase the complete Online Course, which includes a PDF of the book, click here.

This CE program presents the participant with a skill set of unexpected responses that their clients can use to throw bullies (who use toxic verbiage) off balance in their attempt to establish dominance.

6 CE credits/hours, 40 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Identify and practice four categories of responses that change common patterns of attacks by those who want to dominate.
  • Contrast commonly taught assertive language patterns with disarming responses.
  • Define neuroscientific terms that explain the different areas of the brain and neurochemicals involved with fight-flight mobilization.
  • Recognize character types and situations that breed the need to dominate and control, and distinguish which disarming responses work best with which situation.
  • Analyze protocols and technologies used to teach clients new empowering strategies.


  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • "Bully Proof: Teaching Clients to Empower Themselves Without Overpowering Others" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  3. 3
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Presenter

Kate Cohen-Posey, MS

Kate Cohen-Posey, MS, is a mental health counselor with a clinical practice through Florida Behavioral Health in Lakeland, Florida.  Driven by a desire to provide clients concise therapeutic information, she started writing booklets.  John Wiley & Sons discovered these thera-tracts, called her, and said, “We think you’re the author we need.”  This proposal launched her career as a writer with several titles to her credit: the Brief Therapy Client Handouts books; Making Hostile Words Harmless; How to Handle Bullies, Teasers, and Other Meanies, and more. Booklist, citing How to Handle Bullies, Teasers, and Other Meanies, agrees she is an author of necessity. Kate is passionate about teaching communication and other cutting-edge treatment approaches to professionals and developing such therapy tools as The Handy Brain Model and Brain Change Cards®. Facilitating clients as they manage their own life challenges is her inspiration, joy, and source of new knowledge.