Christopher Germer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He co-developed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program with Dr. Kristin Neff in 2010 and MSC has since been taught to over 200,000 people worldwide. They co-authored two books on MSC, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program.
Dr. Germer spends most of his time lecturing and facilitating workshops around the world on mindfulness and self-compassion. He is the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and he co-edited two influential volumes on therapy: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. Dr. Germer is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Cambridge MA, as well as the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Harvard Medical School. He maintains a small, online psychotherapy practice.