Dr. Tony Bates
Title “What Psychology has to offer in a frantic world – widening the aperture of our awareness”
Dr Tony Bates is a clinical psychologist and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at University College Dublin. He was Head of the Department of Psychology for 30 years at St James’s Hospital Dublin. Following psychotherapy training at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Oxford, he established the MSc Cognitive Psychotherapy at TCD. In 2006, he created Jigsaw (The National Centre for Youth Mental Health) to serve young people and their mental health needs. He trained as a mindfulness teacher at the University of North Wales, Bangor, in 2001 and is patron of The Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland. Tony now lives on a cliff outside Grange, North Sligo, where he writes, consults and looks after a large garden with hens, a pair of giant Flemish rabbits, cats and wild birds.