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Tony Toneatto PhD
Director, Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health Program at the University of Toronto

Tony Toneatto is the Director of the Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health undergraduate program at the University of Toronto. This program offers a number of courses exploring Buddhism, psychology, psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, applied Buddhism, research methods in Buddhist research and cognitive science.

He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and cross-appointed to the Applied Psychology and Human Development Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He is also founding faculty of the Buddhist Meditation and Mental Health Counselling diploma program at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto. Dr. Toneatto is the president of Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Buddhism and Psychology. This program is designed to integrate wisdom of Buddhist spirituality into professional and personal practice. Dr. Toneatto has published in the areas of substance and behavioral addictions, especially pathological gambling, and mindfulness meditation. He is also a registered clinical psychologist and is currently completing training in psychoanalysis at the Toronto Institute for Psychoanalysis.

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