Keck School Faculty

Randye J. Semple

Randye J. Semple

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences
Director of Psychological and Behavioral Health Services at LAC+USC Medical Center
Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences
3625 Del Amo Blvd. Health Sciences Campus Torrance


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. . View in PubMed

Review: Yoga and mindfulness for youth with autism spectrum disorder: review of the current evidence Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2019 02; 24(1):12-18. . View in PubMed

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). . View in PubMed

The Mindfulness Matters Program for Children and Adolescents: Strategies, Activities, and Techniques for Therapists and Teachers 2019. . View in PubMed

Yoga and Mindfulness for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Review of the Current Evidence Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2018. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed


Measuring Mindfulness in Youth: Review of Current Assessments, Challenges, and Future Directions Mindfulness. 2017; (8):1409-1420. . View in PubMed

Dissociative complexity: Antecedents and clinical correlates of a new construct Psychol Trauma. 2016 09; 8(5):577-84. . View in PubMed

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Perinatal Women with Depression or Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Cognit Ther Res. 2015 Oct; 39(5):590-600. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children: A Manual for Treating Childhood Anxiety 2011. . View in PubMed

Relationship between drug company funding and outcomes of clinical psychiatric research Psychol Med. 2006 Nov; 36(11):1647-56. . View in PubMed

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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