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Dr. Harsha Agarwal

Head Psycho Oncology

Ph.D (Health and Clinical Psychology), M.A (Health, Clinical and Child Psychology), B.A. (Hons.) (Psychology), MITBCCT (U.K)

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Sector - 5, Rohini, Delhi - 110 085

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PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

  • Organized First ever hands on training cum full day national level worksop for doctors (oncologist)/clinical psychologist/psychologist/Onco care nursing staff on understanding and handling psychological needs of cancer patients and their caregivers.
  • Credited with establishment of OPD for Pscyhological services at RGCIRC with the support of Medical Director.
  • Credited with first research on gambling addiction among adolescents in India.
 

AWARDS

  • Corona warrior Honour by an NGO for Health and Social Welfare in June, 2020.
  • Outstanding Performance and Best Employee of the year(2018-2019) by RGCIRC, October 2019
 

PUBLICATIONS

News paper Articles

    • Articles on Effects of yoga on mental health of cancer patients published in various newspapers and magazines such as, The Pioneer, Rashtriya Sahara, Navbharat Times, Punjab Kesari, Indian Horizon, Dainik Bhaskar, IANSlife.in (cover story) and live Hindustan.com

Author & Editor

  • Kapur, N., Singh, P. & Agarwal, H. (2017). Psychology. Delhi, Delhi: V.L. Media Solutions

Chapters

  • Agarwal, H. (2017). Health Psychology with special reference to addictions, weight management, chronic heart diseases and oncology In Psychology. Delhi, Delhi: V.L. Media Solutions.
  • Agarwal, H. & Narula, P. S. (2017). Emotional Intelligence. In Psychology. Delhi, Delhi: V.L. Media Solutions.

Articles

  • Agarwal, H. (under review). Psychometrics – The Soul of Science. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences.
  • Sehgal, M., & Agarwal, H. (2014). A comparative study of problem gamblers and non-gamblers on stress, coping and parental bonding. Asian Journal of Psychology.
  • Sehgal, M., & Agarwal, H. (2014). A study of gamblers and non-gamblers on personality, mental health and stress. Indian Journal of Psychology, 46-55.
  • Agarwal, H., Kaur, G. I. J., & Singh, P. (2013). Locus of control, sensation seeking and stress. Indian Journal of Psychology, Special Issue, 141-43.

Specialized Areas

  • Psycho- Oncological Counselling
    • Breaking the news
    • Pre and Post Procedure/Treatment Counselling
    • Pain and Palliative Counselling
    • Bereavement Counselling
  • Psycho Diagnosis
  • Mental Health Trainings
  • Behavioral Event Interviewing
  • Grapho Analysis and Therapy
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Team and Performance Management

Educational Background

  • A. (Hons.) Psychology, Zakir Hussain College, Delhi University
  • A. (Health Pychology, Clinical Psychology and Child Psycho Pathology), Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • D (Psychology), Department of Psychology, Chandigarh.
  • Certified in Behavioral Event Interviewing, Aon Hewitt Learning Center, Gurgaon, Haryana.
  • Diploma in Psychometric Testing, Peacful Mind Clinic and Training Center, Delhi.
  • Certified in Grapho-Psychology (Grapho Analysis, Signature Analysis & Grapho Therapy), Peacful Mind Clinic and Training Center, Delhi.
  • Certified in COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response, World Health Organization, Geneva.
  • Certified in Psychological care of patients with COVID-19, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, Delhi.

Experience

  • 2004-2007 Bachelors in Psychology
  • 2007-2009 Masters in Psychology
  • 2009-2011 Freelance Psychological Counselor
  • 2011-2015 Doctorate in Psychology
  • 2013-2014 PGT Psychology and School Counselor, Lawrence Public Sr. Secondary School, Mohali.
  • 2015-2016 Coordinator and Psychologist, Peacful Mind Foundation, Delhi.
  • 2016 Director, Director In-charge (Curriculum, Examination and Research) and Psychologist, Peacful Mind Foundation, Delhi.
  • 2015-2017 Consultant Psychologist, Bhagwati Hospital, Delhi.
  • 2016-2017 Senior Investigator, DDTC, Psychiatry Department, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • 2017-2018 Counselor, RGCIRC, Delhi
  • 2018- till date Head Psycho Oncology, RGCIRC, Delhi.

Membership

  • Vice President of Anti Corona Psychological Task Force of India, 29th June,2020.
  • The British Council for Complementary Therapies, United Kingdom since 15th April, 2016.
  • Peaceful Mind Foundation since August, 2015.
  • The Indian Science Congress Association since 19th November, 2013.

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Our Locations
  • Sir Chotu Ram Marg, Sector – 5, Rohini Institutional Area, Rohini, New Delhi, Delhi – 110085, India

    +91-11-47022222 | Fax +91 11 27051037

  • Squadron Leader Mahender Kumar Jain Marg, Block K, Niti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

    +91-11-45822222 / +91-11-45822200

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