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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eating disorders
- Substance misuse psychiatry
I have accumulated extensive experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating complex emotional and behavioural difficulties in young people. I have been working as Consultant with the NHS for approximately 7 years .
I have been actively doing research and teaching in Child Psychiatry and held Honorary Senior Lecturer post at University College of London. I am currently based in Cambridge and am the Lead for Academic Training for Higher Trainees in Child Psychiatry in the Eastern Region.
I have been trained in centre of excellence both in India (King George's Medical University, Lucknow) and UK (Cambridge) and have hence accumulated wide ranging and diverse experience.
I have an eclectic approach to therapy which is individualised based on an agreed formulation and understanding of the young person's needs. I use principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy , Systemic Therapy and Psychoanalytic Therapy in my work.
Areas of interest
Emotional and Behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents including:-
Obsessive compulsive disorder,
Young people experiencing hallucinations, Bipolar Disorders,
ADHD; Tics and tourrete's disorders; Autism
Eating Disorders ,
Young people suffering secondary to trauma or bullying
Young people struggling to cope with parental conflict and separation
Psychosomatic conditions :- physical manifestation of stress
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist,
Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Partnership Trust
Gold Medal for best performance in MD Psychiatry exam
Honours in a number of subjects in MBBS
Level 2 Clinical Excellence Award
Owens M, Goodyer IM, Wilkinson P, Bhardwaj A, Abbott R, et al. (2012) 5-HTTLPR and Early Childhood Adversities Moderate Cognitive and Emotional Processing in Adolescence. PLoS ONE 7(11): e48482. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048482
Bhardwaj A, Wilkinson P, Srivastava C, Sharma M. Cognitive deficits in euthymic patients with recurrent depression; 2010. Journal of Mental and Nervous Disease .In Press.
Bhardwaj A and Goodyer I.M. Depression and allied illness in young people: basic facts; 2009. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; 23: 3, 176-184
Bhardwaj A and Kathane R. Involvement of a Young Service User in the recruitment of a Tier 3 CAMHS doctor, 2009. Psychiatric Bulletin, 437-438.
Bhardwaj A, Agarwal V and Sitholey P.Asperger’s Disorder with co-morbid Separation Anxiety Disorder: A Case Report. 2005. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 35,1,135-136
Jainer A, Bhardwaj A and Marzanski M. Developing new Anti-anxiety drugs: A review, 2007, International Medical Journal,14, 4, 291-294
Courses offered to GPs
Happy to offer courses to GPs
- M.B.B.S. ; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery S.N. Medical College, Agra (Dr B.R.Ambedkar University), India 1999
- M.D. Psychiatry (Doctorate of Medicine) King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India. 2004
- M.R.C.Psychiatry Royal College of Psychiatrist; (trained in Cambridge) 2006
- Certificate of Completion of training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CCT) Camberidge and Peterborough Foundation Trust 2010
- Academic Clinical Fellowship(ACF) University of Cambridge 2010
Details of entry to specialist register
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Psychiatrist
British Medical Association
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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