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Cassandra Ferreira, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • M.A., School & Community Counseling, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • B.S., Psychology, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

Honors and Awards

  • Athletic scholarship
  • Academic scholarship
  • Dean's list
  • Member of the Cardinal Key and Alpha Chi
  • Outstanding Student Psychology Award
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,1999, 2000
  • Collegiate All American Scholar Award

Classes Taught

  • PSYC 102: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 211: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 313: Research Methods
  • PSYC 321:Data Analysis
  • PSYC 327: Psychology of Religion
  • PSYC 406: Group Facilitation
  • PSYC 418: Counseling Skills

Research Interests

Online instruction, marriage and family, and communication patterns

Teaching Philosophy

As a professor of the Psychology discipline I am held accountable by the Great Counselor (Isaiah 9:6) to guide, mentor, and shape His children into instruments He can use for the glory of His Kingdom. In order to fulfill this calling on my life, the maintenance of truth and values are of the utmost importance. With truth comes freedom (John 8:32) and a man who speaks the Truth is valued (Proverbs 16:13, New International Version). Therefore, maintaining Godly truths and values as part of the counseling discipline is crucial so that I have the freedom to believe in what I am teaching students, and to know that God values my efforts to teach students truth.

Psychology is a discipline that deals with problem-solving, being directive, and helping people. As a result, most students involved in the discipline of counseling are actively in contact with another person who was created in the Image of God. On the basis that man and woman are created in the image of God, we can respond to and have fellowship with God, we have a moral likeness to God, we possess a natural likeness to God, and we were created as personal beings with spirit, mind, emotions, self-consciousness, and power of choice (Genesis 1). As individuals in the discipline of Christian counseling we have the capacity to physically represent the image of God to others as we allow Him to work through us.

Biography

My family and I currently live in Suffolk, VA. John is my husband of over a decade. Together, we have a son, Gregory, two daughters Lydia and Anna, and two puppies, Ralphie and Freddy. I enjoy being outdoors and relaxing.

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