Erica J. Wilkins, PhD, LMFT

Associate Professor
Program Director



Edison Building Suite 1610
130 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Email Erica Wilkins

215-382-6680, ext. 3120

Erica J. Wilkins, PhD, LMFT

Associate Professor
Program Director

Research & Clinical Interests

Her research explores the ways in which the residuals of slavery affect African American individuals, couples, and families and implications for clinical practice. She is currently an invited member of a UNESCO task force focused on healing the wounds of slavery. Dr. Wilkins has been an invited television and radio contributor and has presented at local, national, and international conferences.   

Through her private practice, she assists clients in coping with the residual effects of slavery, recovery from various historical traumas, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse and addiction, culturally competent services, and contextual therapy.


PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University - 2011

Dissertation Title: The Residual Effects of Slavery: Clinical Implication for African Americans

MA, Family Therapy, Drexel University - 2006  


Moncrief, A., Wilkins, E.J. (2016). Triple victimization among African American women. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences,3,86-96. 

Frederick, H.I., Wilkins, E.J., Russon, J., Kirkpatrick-Harrison, R. (2015). Sexual socialization   for Grenadian adolescents: An exploratory study. International Journal of Education and Social Science.1, 1-10 

Harris-McKoy, D., Wilkins, E.J. (2014). Individual Responsibility: Marriage and Family  Therapy as a way of life. Family Therapy Magazine. 13, 40-44.

Wilkins, E.J., Whiting, J.B., Watson, M.F., Russon, J.M., Moncrief, A.M (2012). Residual effects of slavery: What clinicians need to know. Contemporary Family Therapy. 35, 14-28. 


  • Implications for Diversity in Practice
  • Practicum I, II, III,, IV & V
  • Master's Project