Michael E. Bernard, PhD
About the Author
Professor Michael E. Bernard, PhD is an international consultant to universities, business, not-for-profit organisations, educational authorities and governments. He is the Founder of You Can Do It! Education, a program for promoting student social-emotional wellbeing and achievement that is being used in thousands of schools in Australia and overseas. He received his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and appointed as Reader and Coordinator of the Master of Educational Psychology Program at the University of Melbourne.
Michael has worked closely with children of all ages and their families while counselling at one of Melbourne’s leading private schools. He was the first sports psychologist of the Collingwood Football Club.
Michael is a co-founder of the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and is the author of many books on REBT. For eight years, he was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy.
Over the past decade, Michael has focused on the design and conduct of high performance and resilience professional development programs. He is the author of over 50 books, 20 book chapters, and 30 journal articles in areas associated with peak performance, resilience, parenting, mental health and school improvement.