Dr. Prachi Sanghvi

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology,
School of Behavioural Sciences and Forensic Investigations,

Email – prachi.sanghvi@rru.ac.in

  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Dec 2018-Nov 2023. Thesis submitted.

    Title: Development and Pilot Evaluation of Multi-Component Help-Seeking Intervention for Non-Treatment-Seeking Distressed Young Adults

  • Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

    M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology


  • St. Agnes Centre for Post-Graduate Studies and Research, Mangalore

    M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology


  • SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bombay

    B.A. in Psychology


  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR-JRF) for PhD (2018-2023)
  • Awarded gold medal for securing first rank in M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology (2018)
  • Awarded for best research paper at Periyar University conference, India (2015)
  • Awarded for best student research paper at the Bombay Psychological Association Conference (2013)
  • Sanghvi, P., Mehrotra, S. & Sharma, M.K. (2023). Development of a Technology-Based Intervention to Improve Help-Seeking in Distressed Non-Treatment-Seeking Young Adults With Common Mental Health Concerns. Cureus, 15(5): e39108. doi:10.7759/cureus.39108
  • Sanghvi, P.B., Mehrotra, S. & Sharma, M. K. (2022). Barriers and enablers of professional help-seeking for common mental health concerns: Perspectives of distressed non-treatment seeking young adults. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 21(2): 9. https://www.ojhas.org/issue82/2022-2- 9.html
  • Johnson, J.A., Sanghvi, P. & Mehrotra, S. (2022). Technology- based Interventions to Improve Help-seeking for Mental Health Concerns: A Systematic Review. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 44(4), 332-340. https://doi.org/10.1177/02537176211034578
  • Sanghvi, P. B. & Mehrotra, S. (2022). Help-seeking for mental health concerns: review of Indian research and emergent insights. Journal of Health Research, 36(3), 428–441. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHR-02-2020-0040
  • Sanghvi, P. & Tripathi, R. (2023). Role of Religiosity in Sexual Cognition. Journal of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 49(2).
  • Sanghvi, P., & Pandey, S. (2019). Ethical and Legal Constraints in Psychotherapy. Journal of Psychosocial Research, 14(1), 15- 22.
  • Sanghvi, P., & Dey, B. (2019). Psychological management of anxiety in post-haemorrhoids surgery. Journal of Psychosocial Research, 14(1), 149-155.
  • Sanghvi, P., & Premanand, V. (2018). Self-Determination as a Predictor of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms among Emerging Adults. Journal of Psychosocial Research, 13(2), 381- 388.
  • Sanghvi, P. B., & Premanand, V. (2016). Perceived choice as a mediating factor between self-awareness and obsessive- compulsive symptoms among emerging adults. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 7(1), 30-33.
  • Arunashree, B., Sanghvi, P. B., & Kadkol, P. P. (2016). Relationship between self-determination and life satisfaction among adolescents with learning disability. Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing, 7(2), 248-250.
  • Premanand, V., Sreelakshmi, E. S., & Sanghvi, P. B. (2015). Compassion satisfaction as a mediating factor between decentering and secondary traumatic stress among house surgeons. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(4), 414-416.
  • M.Phil. Dissertation: Sexual Dysfunctional Beliefs, Sex Guilt and Comfort with Sexuality among Indian Young Adults
  • Graduation research projects:

    • Influence of Procrastination on Academic Performance of Degree College Students
    • Study of Work-Related Stress Among Businessmen

  • Clinical Psychologist registered with the Rehabilitation Council of India (2019-present)
  • Eligible for Assistant Professor position through UGC-NET (2017-present)
  • Workshop on Mentalization-based therapy by Prof. Anthony Bateman (the PARC, Oct 2020)
  • Course on Qualitative Research Methods in mental health by NIMHANS (Jan-Feb 2021)
  • Motivational interviewing level 1 from Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (April 2021)
  • Training in Trauma-Informed Approach to Psychological Interventions from CORE and Muktha Foundation (Jan 2023)
  • Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy from CORE and Muktha Foundation (Jan 2023)
  • Assistant facilitator at Faculty Development Program on 'Mentoring for Mental Health of Youth' at Reva University, Bangalore (2022)
  • Assistant facilitator for 'Youth-Pro' workshop at IIIT-B (2020), NCBS, Bangalore (2021), NIMHANS (2023), Jain University (2023).
  • Facilitator for ‘Professional Workshop on Psychometric Testing’ organized by Manas Charitable Trust for Mental Health, Ahmedabad (2017).
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, RRU December 2023-Present
  • Junior Consultant in the Adult Psychiatry Unit in the institute and Flourish clinic at the community setup of NIMHANS. Responsibilities included evaluations and follow-ups of OP/IP patients, conducting psychological assessments and psychotherapy and teaching/ supervising M.Phil trainees (2018-2023).
  • Facilitated various youth mental health prevention and promotion campaigns and workshops as part of the Positive Psychology Unit, NIMHANS. Assisted in organization of events under NIMHANS Y20 Consultation Series as part of the G20 Presidency of India.
  • Volunteered for NIMHANS Covid-19 helpline and assisted in preparing IEC materials for the same (April 2020)
  • Data collector for a research project titled 'National study on inclusive and community-based living for persons with mental health issues' at Hospital for Mental Health, Ahmedabad, India (Aug-Oct 2018)
  • Hospital for Mental Health, Ahmedabad and GMERS General Hospital, Gandhinagar (2016-2018) Designation: M.Phil.Scholar
  • Intern/observer at

    • Department of Clinical Psychology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysore (May 2015)
    • Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital, Mangalore (Nov 2013-Aug 2014)
    • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Bombay (May 2014)
    • Dr. AV Baliga Memorial Hospital, Udipi (Aug 2013)
    • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Masina Hospital, Bombay (March 2012)
  • Clinical supervision and teaching Research Psychotherapy and psychological Assessment Basic graphic designing