Jennifer Spafford

Jennifer Spafford (no photo)

Visiting Faculty Member, Counseling


Academic Credentials



Jennifer Spafford, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, NCSC is a Visiting Assistant professor in the School of Counseling. She has worked as a school counselor at the high school level for ten years where she was recognized by Phi Delta Kappa as an Outstanding First Year Teacher and a Marion Flagg Scholarship Recipient to PCACAC. Dr. Spafford has held several interim positions at Marymount University: Director of Student Access Services, School of Education and Human Services Associate Dean, First Year Experience Associate Dean, and Director of the Academic Advising Center, most notably creating a professional advising center. In addition, Dr. Spafford is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and maintains a private practice serving adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Dr. Spafford holds certifications as a National Certified Counselor and National Certified School Counselor. Her research interests include multicultural counseling, Bowen Family Systems Theory, and the impact bullying has on adolescent development.

Teaching Areas

Multicultural Counseling, Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum, Counseling Skills, Group Counseling, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Career Development, Bases of Psychopathology

Research Interests

Multicultural Issues in Counseling, Bowen Family Systems Theory, Influence of Moral Sensitivity and Self-Efficacy on Adolescent Bystander Behavior during Bullying, Adolescent Development



Phone: 703-284-1663