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Prof. Rachna Mishra
Assistant Professor - Psychology
Email: rachna.mishra@flame.edu.in
Prof. Rachna Mishra received her Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Delhi University; MPhil in Clinical Psychology; MA in Psychology from Delhi University; Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Delhi University;

Prof. Rachna Mishra has earned her Ph.D. from Delhi University. Before this, she completed her M. Phil in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences, Delhi and Bachelor's and Master's in Psychology from Delhi University. 

Her doctoral work utilized a multi-method qualitative approach to explore localized conceptualization and dynamics of resilience in orphaned youth residing in child-care institutions. It questioned a primary mandate among child welfare decision-makers in India against the institutional model of care by concluding clear developmental benefits for resident children and adolescents in these set-ups. Her thesis offers both practice and policy implications regarding alternate care for at-risk children. She is currently working on designing a mentorship curriculum for assisting youth leaving child care institutions to enable their healthy integration into the community.

Her research interests span both quantitative and qualitative strategies for working with at-risk youth utilizing models derived from both Clinical and Positive Psychology and constructing evidence-based interventions aimed at bringing positive developmental outcomes.


Research Articles

  • Mishra, R., Datta, S.,& Tinwala, J. (2023). Exploring Perceived Needs for Social Reintegration among Youth in Child Care Institutions in India. Manuscript submitted for publication.

  • Mishra, R. (2023). Best Practices for Promoting Resilience among Children Residing in Institutional Care. Institutionalized Children Explorations and Beyond 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/23493003231207141

  •  Mishra, R., & Sondhi, V. (2022). Conceptualizing Resilience among Adolescents Who are Orphaned and Living in Institutional Care in India. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 1- 23. https://doi.org/10.1080/0886571X.2022.2097153

  • Mishra, R., & Sondhi, V. (2021). Theorizing Pathways to Resilience among Orphaned Adolescents in Institutional Care in India. Children and Youth Services Review, 124, 105972. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.105972.

  • Mishra, R., & Sondhi, V. (2019). Fostering Resilience among Orphaned Adolescents through Institutional Care in India. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 36(4), 314-337. https://doi.org/10.1080/0886571X.2018.1535286.

  • Mishra, R., & Sondhi, V. (2018). Eliminating Child-care Residential Institutions from the National Scenario: Is It Warranted? International Journal for Social Development, 5(4), 14-33.

  • Mishra, R., Kar, S., Goyal, P., Gupta, S., Kumar, D., & Sinha, U. (2016). Gender Identity Disorder in an Adolescent Boy: An Attribution of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Journal of Indian Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 12(4), 336-344. https://doi.org/10.1177/0973134220160405

Book Chapters

  • Mishra, R. (under review). Vulnerability and Resilience in Child Care Institutions: Liminality and Social Ecology. In Liminal Beings: Resilience and Vulnerability. Vernon Press.

  • Mishra, R. (2016). Resilience Among Children Exposed to Sexual Abuse. In Behere, P.B., Saha, G. Sinha, A. (eds.), Child Sexual Abuse: Indian Scenario (pp.78-87). Indian Psychiatric Society.

Media Articles

  • Mishra, R. (2023, October 25). Child Care Institutions in India: A Critical Wake-Up Call for Reform amidst Crisis. The Probe. 

  • Mishra, R & Chaturvedi, R. (2023, September 28). Mental Health Awareness to Accessibility: Confronting the Crisis of Mental Health Care in India. The Probe.

Conference Presentations

  •  Mishra, R., & Dutta, S. (September 12-15, 2023). Designing a Mentorship Curriculum Facilitating Social Reintegration among Youth Leaving Care in India. EuSARF Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, U.K. 

  • Mishra, R., & Sinha, U.K. (March 2016). Source Monitoring Judgement in Memory Functioning of Street Children. Young Researchers Conference in Cognitive Science, University of Hyderabad, India.

  • Mishra, R., & Kar, S.K. (September 2013). Gender Identity Disorder in an Adolescent Male with Multiple Psychiatric Co-morbidities: A Case Report with Focus on Management Issues. 7th Congress of Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions and 12th Biennial Conference of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, New Delhi, India.

  • Mishra, R., & Misra, G. (2012). Spiritual Wellness and Depression. National Academy of Psychology, Bangalore, India.