Christine Bräehler, DClinPsy, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and supervisor with a private practice in Munich, Germany. She gained her undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is an MSC teacher trainer, and leads MSC intensives, MSC teacher trainings and workshops on self-compassion in psychotherapy around the world. In addition to being Secretary of the Board of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), she serves as International Coordinator and as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of Center for MSC. She has several academic and popular publications including the first randomized controlled trial of Compassion Focused Therapy.