PUBLICATIONS

Books

Semple, R. J., & Willard, C. T. (2019-in press). The Mindfulness Matters program for children and adolescents: Strategies, activities, and techniques for therapists and teachers. New York: Guilford Press. 

Semple, R. J., & Lee, J. (2016). La pleine conscience pour les enfants anxieux: Aller mieux en s’amusant grâce au programme MBCT-C. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: De Boeck Supérieur.

Semple, R. J., & Lee. J. (2014.) Achtsamkeitsbasierte Therapie für Kinder mit Angsrstörungen. Paderborn, Germany. Junfermann Verlag.

Semple, R. J., & Lee, J. (2011). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for anxious children: A manual for treating childhood anxiety. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Book Chapters

Lee, J. & Semple, R. J. (2019-in press). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children. In I. Ivtzan (Ed.). The handbook of mindfulness-based programs: Every established intervention, from medicine to education. London, UK: Routledge.

Goodman, M. S., Madni, L. A., & Semple, R. J. (2019-in press). Assessment of mindfulness in youth: Obstacles and avenues to observing the mind. In Applied mindfulness: Evidence-based approaches for youth in the clinic, community, and beyond. (J. Rettger & V. Varrion, Eds.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

Madni, L. A., Goodman, M. S., & Semple, R. J. (2019-in press). Mindfulness-based interventions for treating child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders. In Applied mindfulness: Evidence-based approaches for youth in the clinic, community, and beyond. (J. Rettger & V. Varrion, Eds.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

Goodman, M. S., & Semple, R. J. (2019-in press). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children: Improving mental health in elementary schools. In T. L. Renshaw & S. R. Jimerson (Eds.). Using Mindfulness to Promote Mental Health in Schools. Oxford University Press.

Black, D. S., Belzer, M. Galla, B. M., & Semple, R. J. (2015). Keeping youth healthy: Mindfulness practices to promote healthy child development. In A. Saltzman & C. Willard (Eds.), Mindfulness with Youth: From the Classroom to the Clinic. (pp. 367-379). New York: Guilford.

Knowles, L., Goodman, M. S., & Semple, R. J. (2015). Mindfulness with children: Translating foundational practices from clinic to classroom. In A. Saltzman & C. Willard (Eds.), Mindfulness with Youth: From the Classroom to the Clinic. (pp. 19-41). New York: Guilford.

Semple R. J., & Madni L. A. (2015). Treating childhood trauma with mindfulness. In V. Follette, J. Briere, J. Hopper, D. Rozelle, & D. Rome (Eds.), Contemplative Methods in Trauma Treatment: Integrating Mindfulness and Other Approaches. (pp. 284-300). New York: Guilford.

Semple R. J., & Lee, J. (2014). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children. In R. A. Baer (Ed.), Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: Clinician's Guide to Evidence Base and Applications, 2nd ed. (pp. 159-188). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Semple, R. J., & Hatt, S.P. (2012). Translation of Eastern meditative disciplines into Western psychotherapy. In: L. F. Miller (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (pp. 326-342). New York: Oxford University Press.

Semple, R. J., & Burke, C. A. (2011). Treating children and adolescents with mindfulness. In P. C. Kendall (Ed.), Child and Adolescent Therapy: Cognitive-Behavioral Procedures, 4th ed. (pp. 411-428). New York: Guilford.

Semple, R. J., & Lee, J. (2008). Treating anxiety with mindfulness: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children. In L. A. Greco & S. C. Hayes (Eds.), Acceptance and mindfulness interventions for children, adolescents, and families (pp. 94-134). Oakland, CA: Context Press/New Harbinger Publications.

Semple, R. J., Lee, J., & Miller, L. F. (2006). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children. In R. A. Baer (Ed.), Mindfulness-based treatment approaches: Clinician's guide to evidence base and applications (pp. 143-166). Burlington, MA: Elsevier/Academic Press.


Journal Articles

Semple, R. J., & Burke, C. A. (2019). State of the research: Health benefits of mindfulness-based interventions for youth. Invited Special Issue: Health Benefits of Meditation, OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine, 4(1), 1-31. doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901001

Semple, R. J. (2018). Yoga and mindfulness for youth with autism spectrum disorder: Review of the current evidence. Child and Adolescent Mental Health [ePub ahead of print 13 Aug 2018]. doi:10.1111/camh.12295

Briere, J., Dias, C. P., Semple, R. J., Scott, C., Bigras, N., & Godbout, N. (2017). Acute stress symptoms in acutely injured patients: Precipitating versus cumulative trauma and the contribution of peritraumatic distress. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30, 381-388. doi:10.1002/jts.22200

Goodman, M. S., Madni, L. A., & Semple, R. J. (2017). Measuring mindfulness in youth: Review of current assessments, challenges, and future directions. Mindfulness, 8, 1409-1420. doi:10.1007/s12671-017-0719-9

Semple, R. J., Droutman, V., & Reid, B. A. (2017). Mindfulness goes to school: Things learned (so far) from research and real world experiences. Psychology in the Schools, 54, 29–52. doi:10.1002/pits.21981

Briere, J., Dietrich, A., & Semple, R. J. (2016). Dissociative complexity: Antecedents and clinical correlates of a new construct. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 8, 577-584. doi:10.1037/tra0000126

Semple, R. J. & Briere, J. (2015). Mindfulness training to reduce substance abuse in adolescent trauma survivors. Journal of Substance Use and Alcoholism, 3, 1033.

Miklowitz, D. M., Semple, R. J., Hauser, M., Elkun, D., Weintraub, M. J., Dimidjian, S. (2015). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for perinatal women with depression or bipolar disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research. [epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s10608-015-9681-9

Black, D. S., Semple, R. J., Pokhrel, P., & Grenard, J. L. (2011). Component processes of executive function—mindfulness, self-control, and working memory—and their relationships with mental and behavioral health. Mindfulness, 2, 179-185. doi:10.1007/s12671-011-0057-2

Semple, R. J. (2010). Does mindfulness meditation enhance attention? A randomized controlled trial. Mindfulness, 1, 121-130. doi:10.1007/s12671-010-0017-2

Semple, R. J., Lee, J., Rosa, D., & Miller, L. F. (2010). A randomized trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children: Promoting mindful attention to enhance social-emotional resiliency in children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 218-229. doi:10.1007/s10826-009-9301-y

Sawyer Cohen, J. A., & Semple, R. J. (2010). Mindful parenting: A call for research. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 145-151. doi:10.1007/s10826-009-9285-7

Lee, J., Semple, R. J., Rosa, D., & Miller, L. (2008). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children: Results of a pilot study. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 22, 15-28. doi:10.1891/0889.8391.22.1.15

Kelly Jr., R. E., Cohen, L. J., Semple, R. J., Bialer, P., Lau, A., Bodenheimer, A., Neustadter, E., Barenboim, A., & Galynker, I. I. (2006). Relationship between drug company funding and outcomes of clinical psychiatric research. Psychological Medicine, 36, 1647-1656. doi:10.1017/S0033291706008567

Semple, R. J., Reid, E. F., & Miller, L. (2005). Treating anxiety with mindfulness: An open trial of mindfulness training for anxious children. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 19, 379-392. doi:10.1891/jcop.2005.19.4.379

Semple, R. J. (2004). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression: A new approach to preventing relapse. [Review of the book]. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, an International Quarterly, 18, 370-371. doi:10.1891/088983904780944261

Leahy, R. L., & Semple, R. J. (2001). Posttraumatic stress disorder: A cognitive-behavioral approach. Moscow Journal of Psychotherapy, 1, 141-158.

Semple, R. J. (2001). Psychological abuse in intimate relationships: A New Zealand perspective. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 30, 62-73.

Semple, R. J. (2001). Integrating the tripartite model of anxiety and depression with the cognitive content-specificity hypothesis: Evidence of comorbidity or support for a new diagnosis? Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 5, 5-13.

Arnold, A., Semple, R. J., Beale, I., & Fletcher-Flinn, C. M. (2000). Eye contact in children's social interactions: What is normal behaviour? Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 25, 207-216. doi:10.1080/13269780050144271


Unpublished Manuscripts

Briere, J., & Semple, R. J. (2013). Brief Treatment for Acutely Burned Patients (BTBP): Treatment Manual. Unpublished manuscript: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Semple, R. J., Fisher, J., & Madni, L. A. (2013). Mindfulness Matters! Unpublished manuscript: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Semple, R. J. (2005). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children: A randomized group psychotherapy trial developed to enhance attention and reduce anxiety. (Ph.D. doctoral dissertation), Columbia University, New York.

Semple, R. J. (2003). Treating anxiety with mindfulness: An open trial of mindfulness training for anxious children. (Master’s thesis), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

Semple, R. J. (1999). Enhancing the quality of attention: A comparative assessment of concentrative meditation and progressive relaxation. (Master's thesis), University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Posters

Mindfulness Matters!: A mixed-methods evaluation of an afterschool program to enhance the social-emotional resiliency of children.  Presented at national conference: Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth: Mindfulness and Compassion in Clinical Practice, Education, and Research.  San Diego, CA. Feb 28, 2015.

Feasibility and acceptability of teacher training in a school-based mindfulness program: A qualitative evaluation. Presented at national conference: Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Education, and Research. San Diego, CA. Feb 1, 2013.

Peritraumatic distress, immediate posttrauma emotions, and prediction of acute stress disorder. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Los Angeles, CA. Nov 1, 2012.

Does mindfulness meditation enhance attention? A randomized controlled trial. Presented at the 44th annual convention, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA. Nov 19, 2010.

A national survey of psychotherapy training in psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, Canada. May 24, 2006.

Treating anxiety and depression with mindfulness: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children. Presented at the 38th annual convention, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans LA. Nov 20, 2004.