Erika Bocknek

projects
Creating Connections (closes January 31, 2018)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor
an5012@wayne.edu

Phone

(313) 577-9321

Responsibilities

  • Service
    • Co-registry Research Project committee member, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, 2016-current.
    • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Search, Faculty Search, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, search committee member, 2016-current.
    • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Search, Education Evaluation and Research, Faculty Search, Specialization in Quantitative Methods, College of Education, search committee member, 2013-2014.
    • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Search, Kinesiology and Health Sciences Faculty Search, Specialization in Nutrition, College of Education, search committee member, 2014-2015.
    • Social Committee member, College of Education, 2014-current.
    • Awards Committee, College of Education, committee member, 2015-current.
    • Inclusionary Research Committee, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, committee member, 2014-2015.
    • University-Parent Partnership (UPP) Study Committee, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, committee member, 2015-current.
    • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Search, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, committee member, 2016-current.
  • Professional Associations
    • Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, Biennial Conference Chairperson 2012-2013.
    • Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, Biennial Conference Workshops Chairperson 2010-2011.
  • Editorships
    • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Very Young Children and Their Fathers, Infant Mental Health Journal, 2013-current
    • Consulting Editor, Infant Mental Health Journal, 2015-current
  • Ad hoc reviewer 2012-present
    • Infant Mental Health Journal
    • Early Childhood Research Quarterly
    • Early Human Development
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Infant and Child Development

Degrees and Certifications

  • Baccalaureate:
    • Bachelor's of Arts in English, Pennsylvania State University
  • Graduate:
    • Master's of Arts, Human Development and Family Studies, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut
    • Doctoral Degree, Human Development and Family Studies, Emphasis in Child Development; Interdepartmental Graduate Specialization in Infancy and Early Childhood
  • Postgraduate (postdoctoral):
    • Postdoctoral Certification in Child Psychiatry and Infant Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry
  • Licensure:
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Michigan
  • Certification:
    • Trained Provider of Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    • Michigan Assoication for Infant Mental Health Level IV Endorsed Research Mentor

Academic Interests

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy

Courses taught

  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Introduction to Infant Mental Health
  • Infant and Toddler Development Assessment
  • Infant and Toddler Development to Inform Relationship-Based Curricula and Interventions

Office Hours

Office Hours: By appointment.

Biography

Erika Bocknek focuses on the interrelated areas of her work including research, teaching, and community engaged scholarship, as well as service internal to the College of Education and external to the scholarly community. Erike continues to establish a strong program of community engaged scholarship in the content area of early development.

Office Location

337 Education Building

Area of Expertise

  • Marriage
  • Family and Child Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Children's Emotion Regulation

Community Engagement Activities

Active facilitator of a university-community partnership with community-based agency Brilliant Detroit to understand community needs and plan and implement collaborative community-engaged service and scholarly activities.