Erica Hartwell, PhD, LMFT (she/her)

Erica E. Hartwell

Associate Professor

Erica Hartwell joined the faculty of Lewis and Clark after 10 years at Fairfield University, where she developed the first online certificate program for LGBTQ-affirming mental health. Her scholarship focuses on LGBTQ+ mental health, as well as training mental health professionals to practice inclusively and compassionately. She led the development of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy’s Clinical Guidelines for LGBTQIA Affirming Marriage and Family Therapy and was the first Chair of AAMFT’s Queer and Trans Advocacy Network. Hartwell recently received the Robert E. Wall award, Fairfield University’s highest faculty honor in recognition of her forthcoming book, Queer-Contextualized Family Therapy: Radical Theory and Practice. She currently serves on the AAMFT Board of Directors and the Community Advisory Board for the University of Maryland Prevention Research Center.

Current Research

  • Inclusive family therapy theory and practice
  • Training affirmative and compassionate practitioners
  • LGBTQ+ mental health

Academic Credentials

PhD, Couple and Family Therapy, The Ohio State University

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Antioch University New England

BS, Human Development, Cornell University