Toni Bernay PhD

Dr. Toni Bernay is the co-founder with her husband Dr. Saar Porrath and President of The Porrath Foundation for Cancer Patient Advocacy. She is a psychologist, executive coach, and organizational consultant. Dr. Bernay is a principal at The Leadership Equation Institute, a national consulting firm that specializes in organizational effectiveness, executive coaching, leadership and personal development and performance excellence, using Emotional Competence In the Workplace (ECQ).
A nationally known author, lecturer, and seminar leader, Dr. Bernay presents her work on ECQ to executives and entrepreneurs across the country. She is the co-author of Women in Power - The Secrets of Leadership and has been featured in numerous articles on leadership, executive coaching, ECQ, and performance excellence. She appears frequently on local and national television and radio shows such as CNN?s Sonya Live, Lifetime?s New Attitudes, major network news programs and NPR?s All Things Considered. She is featured in major newspapers such as The Los Angeles Times and magazines such as Training & Development, Mademoiselle, and Fortune.Dr. Bernay is the co-founder and past president of Women in Psychology for Legislative Action (WPLA). She has served on the Board of Trustees of Alliant University, the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association (APA), The Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Reprise, Broadway?s Best!, Women?s Political Committee and on the Advisory Board of Linkages Leadership Institute.
Dr. Bernay has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at UCLA, visiting faculty and lecturer at both the University of Southern California?s Marshall School of Business Administration and Film School. Dr. Bernay served as an organizational consultant for the Woman?s Breast Center Group, and was faculty at The Aspen Institute.
Dr. Bernay received her Ph. D in psychoanalysis from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute and her Ph. D in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Wright Institute Clinic and received an M.S.W. in Social Work at the University of Southern California. Dr. Bernay is a graduate of Hunter College with a B.A. in psychology.



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