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Dr. Jasmine Ferrill

Assistant Professor

Office
NVC Room 202G

Email

jferrill@vt.edu

Education

  • BA: Hampton University, 2011
  • MS: Northwestern University, 2013
  • Ph.D: Florida State University, 2020

Research Interests

  • Racial Stressors/ Trauma
  • Cultural Coping Resources
  • Couple Functioning
  • Cross-Cultural Supervision

Dr. Jasmine Ferrill is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Virginia Tech Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Program at the Northern Virginia Center. She completed her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northwestern University and doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Florida State University.


Dr. Ferrill is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Illinois and Georgia and an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor. She has over 8 years of clinical experience working with couples, individuals, and families in traditional outpatient and community settings throughout Chicago, Washington DC, Tallahassee, and Middle Georgia. Serving a diverse population of clients throughout her training and professional experience has deepened Dr. Ferrill's sensitivity to the unique challenges underserved populations face and the resiliency with which they strive to overcome them. As a result, her approaches to therapy and supervision are driven by systemic perspectives that are inherently culturally responsive and strength based.


Dr. Ferrill's program of research is congruent with the socioculturally attuned lens that informs her clinical practice and supervision philosophies. Her research focuses on informing best practices with racial minority populations within the field of marriage and family therapy in the areas of research methods, clinical practice, and clinical supervision. More specifically, Dr. Ferrill's primary areas of research include relational consequences of race-based stress, best clinical practices with African American couples, and cross-cultural supervision.