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Dr. Chris Germer

Psychologist (United States)

Dr. Chris Germer is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

He co-developed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program with Dr. Kristin Neff in 2010, with whom he also authored two books, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. MSC has since been taught to over 150,000 people worldwide.

In addition to having a clinical practice in Massachusetts, USA, Dr. Germer spends most of his time lecturing and leading workshops around the world on mindfulness and self-compassion.
He is also 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.


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