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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;

Rachna Mishra is an Assistant Professor of Psychology. She earned her Ph.D from Delhi University. Prior to this, she has completed M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences, Delhi and Bachelors and Masters in Psychology from Delhi University. She has also received the Gold Medal for her undergraduate degree 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.

Her research interests span over 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.


Journal Articles:

  • 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.

  • Mishra, R., & Sondhi, V. (2021). Theorizing pathways to resilience among orphaned adolescents in institutional care in India. Children and Youth Services Review, 124, 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.

  • 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. (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.

  • 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.