Tony Toneatto is a clinical psychologist and a member in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Canadian Health Register of Service Providers in Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University in Montreal in 1987. Dr. Toneatto is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also the Clinical Director of York Psychological Services. Until 2010, Dr. Toneatto was a senior scientist in the Clinical Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is widely published in the psychology of addiction and psychiatric disorder with over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Toneatto has over twenty-five years of clinical experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, substance and behavioural addictions. He is currently training in classical psychoanalysis at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Publications Related to Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology
Toneatto, T. (2002). Metacognitive therapy for anxiety disorders:Buddhist psychology applied. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 9, 72-78.
Toneatto, T., Vettese, L., & Nguyen, L. (2007). The role of mindfulness in the cognitive- behavioral treatment of problem gambling. Journal of Gambling Issues, Issue 19, 91-100.
Toneatto, T., & Nguyen, L. (2007). Does Mindfulness Meditation Improve Anxiety and Mood Symptoms? A Review of the Controlled Research. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 52, 260-266.
Vettese, L., Toneatto, T., Stea, J.S., Nguyen, L., & Wang, J. (2009). Do mindfulness meditation participants do their homework? And does it make a difference? A review of the empirical evidence. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23, 198-225.
Toneatto, T. (2012). Gambling. In Steven C. Hayes and Michael Levin (Editors), Acceptance, Mindfulness, Values, and Addictive Behaviors: Counseling with Contemporary Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. New Harbinger Publications: Oakland
Toneatto, T. (2012). Buddhists. In Elizabeth Johnston Taylor (Ed), Religion: A clinical guide for nurses. Springer: New York. Pgs. 129-136.
Toneatto, T. (2013). Mindfulness. In: P. M. Miller (Ed)., Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. Elsevier Inc., San Diego: Academic Press.