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John Ferreira, Ph.D.

John Ferreira, Ph.D.

Regent University’s adjunct professors are rigorously selected so that they help students grow in knowledge and faith. These professors, who teach on a contractual basis, must be dedicated to Christ-centered teaching and learning; have a record of or potential for academic scholarship; possess the ability to teach undergraduate-level and/or graduate-level courses, and embrace Regent’s Identity and Mission statements and subscribe to a statement of Christian faith.


John Ferreira earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Regent University. His current clinical and research interests are related to active-duty personnel and families, specifically, resilience factors related to successful overseas transitions for the military population. He actively advocates for individuals who experience relational type abuse and trauma.

Additionally, Ferreira has led a campaign and eventual signing of two military proclamations in 2019 related to domestic violence and child abuse. He also presents at several national and international conferences to help raise awareness on the various needs of the military population. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family in any capacity during his spare time.


Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association August 2000 to present
  • American Association for Christian Counselors June 2010 to present
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision January 2018 to Present
  • Virginia Counselors Association January 2018 to Present