Rachna Bhargava, PhD

  • Former Global Mental Health Scholar

Dr. Rachna Bhargava is an Additional Professor of Clinical Psychology at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Since obtaining her doctoral degree, Dr. Bhargava has worked in positions involving clinical, research, teaching and administrative responsibilities in the departments of Psychiatry at Government Medical College and Hospital (in Chandigarh), Psychology in Delhi University and now Psychiatry and NDDTC at AIIMS. She has been engaged in earlier collaborative work around the WHO Quality of Life (WHOQOL) and has co-written grant applications, as well as received competitive grants for several projects.

Recently, Dr. Bhargava was involved in a nation-wide survey on children with substance use, developed a Brief Intervention module to be used in school settings for children with substance use disorders, and was engaged in research to build capacity for counseling services. As a GMH Scholar, Dr. Bhargava was involved in examining behavioral indicators in children and adolescents for Intellectual Disability Disorder in the ICD-11.

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