Randye J. Semple, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences
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    Columbia University, New York, NYPhD2005Clinical Psychology

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    Randye J. Semple, PhD is the lead developer of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C), an evidence-based therapy that has been implemented around the world. Dr. Semple is Consulting Editor for Spirituality in Clinical Practice and serves on the steering committees for Mindful USC and the Center for Mindfulness Science, the University’s mindfulness initiatives, and on the research committee of the American Mindfulness Research Association. Her research and clinical interests are in the application of mindfulness to psychological health and well-being with particular focus on the development and evaluation of mindfulness-based interventions for children and adolescents in clinic and school settings. She has authored over 40 scientific journal articles, book chapters, and other professional publications.

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    1. Semple, R. J. & Willard, C.The Mindfulness Matters Program for Children and Adolescents: Strategies, Activities, and Techniques for Therapists and Teachers. 2019.
    2. Briere J, Kwon O, Semple RJ, Godbout N. Recent Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in the General Population: The Role of Depression, Posttraumatic Stress, and Reactive Avoidance. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2019 May; 207(5):320-325. PMID: 30958420.
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    3. Semple, R. J., & Burke, C. A.State of the Research: Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Mindfulness-based Interventions for Children and Adolescents. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. 2019; 1(4).
    4. Semple, R. J.Yoga and Mindfulness for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Review of the Current Evidence. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2018.
    5. Briere J, Dias CP, Semple RJ, Scott C, Bigras N, Godbout N. Acute Stress Symptoms in Seriously Injured Patients: Precipitating Versus Cumulative Trauma and the Contribution of Peritraumatic Distress. J Trauma Stress. 2017 08; 30(4):381-388. PMID: 28708283.
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    6. Goodman, M. S. Madni, L. A. Semple, R. J.Measuring Mindfulness in Youth: Review of Current Assessments, Challenges, and Future Directions. Mindfulness. 2017; (8):1409-1420.
    7. Semple RJ, Droutman V, Reid BA. MINDFULNESS GOES TO SCHOOL: THINGS LEARNED (SO FAR) FROM RESEARCH AND REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES. Psychol Sch. 2017 01; 54(1):29-52. PMID: 28458403.
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    8. Briere J, Dietrich A, Semple RJ. Dissociative complexity: Antecedents and clinical correlates of a new construct. Psychol Trauma. 2016 09; 8(5):577-84. PMID: 27065064.
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    9. Miklowitz DJ, Semple RJ, Hauser M, Elkun D, Weintraub MJ, Dimidjian S. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Perinatal Women with Depression or Bipolar Spectrum Disorder. Cognit Ther Res. 2015 Oct; 39(5):590-600. PMID: 32063660.
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    10. Black DS, Semple RJ, Pokhrel P, Grenard JL. Component Processes of Executive Function-Mindfulness, Self-control, and Working Memory-and Their Relationships with Mental and Behavioral Health. Mindfulness (N Y). 2011 Sep; 2(3):179-185. PMID: 22013495.
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    11. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children: A Manual for Treating Childhood Anxiety. 2011.
    12. Kelly RE, Cohen LJ, Semple RJ, Bialer P, Lau A, Bodenheimer A, Neustadter E, Barenboim A, Galynker II. Relationship between drug company funding and outcomes of clinical psychiatric research. Psychol Med. 2006 Nov; 36(11):1647-56. PMID: 16893480.
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