Randye J. Semple, PhD, is assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Southern California, where she teaches and provides clinical supervision to psychiatry residents and graduate students. Her research and clinical interests focus on the development and integration of mindfulness-based interventions for children in psychiatric clinical care.
Jennifer Lee, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice and at the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, a residential treatment center, where she provides clinical consultation and direct care for at-risk children and their families. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Marist College teaching graduate students in the field of mental health counseling.
Illustrator Denise McMorrow Mahone, MFA, is an artist pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her writing, sculpture, drawing, and photography explore our spiritual, ecological, and poetic aspects as human beings. She lives with her husband, Paco, and young sons, Eamonn and Gabriel.
Foreword writer Mark Williams, PhD, is professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, UK, where he is also Wellcome Principal Research Fellow.
Foreword writer John D. Teasdale, PhD, is codeveloper of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression and a coauthor of the books Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and The Mindful Way through Depression.
Foreword writer Zindel V. Segal, PhD, is head of the cognitive behavior therapy clinic and professor in the departments of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Toronto.
Randye J. Semple, PhD, is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. A graduate of Columbia University, she trains psychiatry residents and provides clinical supervision. Semple's research focuses on the development and integration of mindfulness-based interventions in psychiatric clinical care. She has presented at national conventions and published scientific papers and chapters on this topic.
Jennifer Lee, PhD, a graduate of Columbia University, is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in mindfulness-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. She also serves as adjunct instructor at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she teaches graduate students in mental health counseling. Lee has published articles and chapters on mindfulness and child and adolescent mental health.
Mark Williams, PhD, is professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, UK. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a fellow of the British Academy. He is author of many books and articles on the psychology of depression and its treatment, focusing on mindfulness-based approaches.
John Teasdale is one of the co-developers of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT), and a co-author of the books Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, and The Mindful Way through Depression. Now retired, he was formerly a senior researcher with the UK Medical Research Council in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. His research contributed to the base of understanding from which MBCT was derived, and provided the evidence demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of MBCT in preventing relapse in depression.
Zindel V. Segal, PhD, is professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. He is author of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and The Mindful Way through Depression.