Couple and Family Therapy Department
Erica Wilkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy. She obtained her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University. Prior to her employment at Drexel University, Dr. Wilkins was the Director of Counseling and Consultation at Huston-Tillotson University and as an adjunct professor at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Dr. Wilkins' research agenda explores the ways in which historical-sociocultural factors, including the residuals of slavery, affect the proliferation of HIV/AIDS in the African American community. She is currently designing a community-based participatory action prevention curriculum aimed at training African American women to becomeHIV community educators. She has forged intercollegiate research collaborations with colleagues across the United States. Dr. Wilkins has also presented at local, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Wilkins specializes in the residual effects of slavery on African Americans, treatment of post traumatic stress, grief counseling, substance abuse and the gamily, culturally competent services, and contextual therapy. She joined Drexel University in the Fall of 2011.