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Dr. Meenakshi Banerjee

Assistant Professor

B.A (Delhi University);
M.A (Ambedkar University Delhi);
MPhil (NIMHANS);
PhD (NIMHANS)

Research Interests

Affective Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Adolescent Mental Health, Autobiographical Memory, Psychology of Self

Biography

Dr. Meenakshi Banerjee trained as a Clinical Psychologist at NIMHANS. She completed her two-year clinical training in 2015. Her dissertation for the MPhil was on adapting and implementing group narrative therapy for adolescents in school setting. For her PhD, she chose to study Affective Neuropsychology at the Cognitive Neuroscience Centre, NIMHANS. She studied and developed a cognitive control training program for neurocognitive deficits in depression. The thesis was a Randomised Controlled Study to analyse the effectiveness of the remediation program. As Junior Consultant at the Clinical Psychology Department, she taught and supervised MPhil Trainee Psychologists for assessment and management of clinical cases from psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery departments. She also managed neuropsychology assessment and rehabilitation for the Geriatric Clinic at NIMHANS.

Post PhD, she has been involved in research projects, with the Positive Psychology Unit at NIMHANS.

She has also worked with nonprofit organisations like Sanjivani Society for Mental Health and Aarohi and for private clinics like Cadabam’s Mindtalk and Reach Clinic.

Clinical Experience

Dr. Meenakshi Banerjee has work experience with clinical specialty units such as Behaviour Therapy, Child Guidance Clinic, Adult Psychiatry, Neuropsychology, Addiction Medicine and Family Therapy (NIMHANS), and with government hospitals like Lady Hardinge Medical College and private hospitals like Moolchand and Cadabam’s. Her specialization is in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Neurotherapies and Narrative Therapy.

Professional Affiliation and Memberships

Rehabilitation Professional as Clinical Psychologist, Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI-CRR No. A69410)

Professional Life Member, Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (Membership No.- PLM – 637/15/19)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Banerjee & Kumar (2020) Mood Induction Can Enhance Cognitive Remediation in Depression. International Journal of Cognition and Behaviour, 3 (1). DOI: 10.23937/2690-3172/1710008
  2. Banerjee, M., Hegde, S., Harish, T., Kulkarni, G. B., & Rao, N. (2021). In search of the ‘self’: Holistic rehabilitation in restoring cognition and recovering the ‘self ‘following traumatic brain injury: A case report. NeuroRehabilitation, 1-12. DOI:10.3233/NRE-208017

Book Chapters

  1. Banerjee (2021). Neurocognitive Aspects of Major Depressive Disorder. In Gupta S. (Eds), Bio-Inspired Algorithms and Devices for Treatment of Cognitive Diseases Using Future Technologies. Chapter, IGI Global. (In press)

International Blogs

  1. Banerjee (2020, October 10). Mental Health and COVID 29: Strategies for Mitigation. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Retrieved from
    https://blogs.icrc.org/new-delhi/2020/10/09/mental-health-and-covid-19-strategies-for-mitigation/

Presentation at International Conference

In search of Self: A Multi-method Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury, at  International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS,17-19 November 2016.

Invited Lectures

Neuroscience Informed Psychotherapy, at Department of Counselling Psychology, University of Madras, 17 May 2021.

Clinical Scales on Deception and Dissociation, at  First National Workshop on Dissociation to Deception :Forensic Neurocognitive Assessment NIMHANS 3-4 February 2017.

Cognitive Retraining for Schizophrenia, at Workshop on Cognitive Rehabilitation for Schizophrenia, Neuropsychology Unit, NIMHANS,28-29 September 2016.

Presentation at National Conference

Poster Presentation at 43rd National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists NACIACP, Coimbatore, 27-29 January 2017. Award for Best Poster.