Randye J. Semple, Ph.D

Dr. Semple is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC), and Research Clinical Psychologist in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry. Her research includes a collaborative study with the Pasadena Unified School District and the ABC Unified School District on bringing mindfulness into the classroom.

Dr. Semple is co-author of the recently published book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children (Semple & Lee, 2011); Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Mindfulness; and past-President of the Mindfulness and Acceptance Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She regularly trains and supervises psychiatry residents and psychology interns in mindfulness treatment approaches. Dr. Semple is an expert in mindfulness-based treatments, was well-trained in MBCT, and has considerable experience in conducting clinical trial research.