Mindfulness Based Interventions
Evan Collins completed a Bachelor of Independent Studies at University of Waterloo in 1979, Medical School at McMaster University in 1982 and Residency in Psychiatry at University of Toronto in 1988.
After completing a fellowship in Schizophrenia Research he worked in schizophrenia care and community psychiatry. In mid career he switched his practice to HIV Psychiatry. As part of this work he has been extensively involved in policy development and governance with a number of local, provincial, national and international organizations including the AIDS Committee of Toronto, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR); the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR); the International AIDS Society and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). From 2010-2012 he served on the Board of UNAIDS representing North American Civil Society.
In addition he is certified in Mindfulness –Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and delivers both modalities at Toronto General Hospital and the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. He is Senior Faculty at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies where he provides professional training for those seeking to learn to deliver mindfulness-based interventions. He is also a mentor in MBCT at the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute at the University of California, San Diego