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Erica Wilkens

Erica Wilkins


Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator

Counseling and Family Therapy Department

267.359.5523 P
267.359.5576 F
Three Parkway, 1601 Cherry Street, Room 712

Erica Wilkins, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy. Prior to her employment at Drexel University, Wilkins was the Director of Counseling and Consultation at Huston-Tillotson University and as an adjunct professor at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

She joined Drexel University in the Fall of 2011.


Wilkins specializes in the residual effects of slavery on African Americans, treatment of post traumatic stress, grief counseling, substance abuse and the family, culturally competent services and contextual therapy.

Research Interests:

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 become HIV community educators. She has forged intercollegiate research collaborations with colleagues across the United States. Wilkins has also presented at local, national and international conferences.