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Bryan Cafferky, PhD, MS, MDiv

Bryan Cafferky, PhD

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences

Contact Information

Email bcafferky@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-4547, ext. 47002
Fax 909-558-0417

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences
Loma Linda University, Griggs Hall, Office 203
11065 Campus St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy - Kansas State University, 2015
  • MS, Applied Family and Child Studies, Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy - Northern Illinois University, 2012
  • MDiv, Specialization in Family Life - Andrews University, 2009
  • Certificate, Family Life Education - Kansas State University, 2014

Areas of Specialization

  • Meta-analysis
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Qualitative research
  • Bowen family systems
  • Family violence
  • Military families

Professional Memberships and Licenses

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Kansas), #2463
  • Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Student Member, #133813
  • NCFR, Student Member, #1178441
  • Kansas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Student Member

Recent Publications

  • Brown, C., Barros, P., Smith, E., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (in press). The contextual role of depression within couples experiencing partner violence. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.
  • Cafferky, B., Norton, A., & Travis, W. (in press). Air Force chaplains' perceived effects on male service members’ resilience and satisfaction. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy.
  • Barros, P., Kimmes, J., Smith, E., Cafferky, B., Durtchi, J., & Stith, S. (in press). The role of depression in the relationship between psychological and physical intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • Mallory, A., Dharnidharka, P., Deitz, S., Barros-Gomes, P, Cafferky, B., Stith, S., & Van, K. (2016). A meta-analysis of cross cultural risk markers for intimate partner violence. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 31, 116-126.
  • Spencer, S., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2016). Gender differences in risk markers for perpetration of physical partner violence: Results from a meta-analytic review. Journal of Family Violence: Current Controversies over Gender Differences in Perpetration of Physical Partner Violence, 31(8), 981-984.
  • Cafferky, B., Mendez, M., Anderson, J., & Stith, S. (2016). Substance use and intimate partner violence: A meta-analytic review. Psychology of Violence.
  • Smith-Marek, E., Cafferky, B., Dominguez, M., Van, K., & Stith, S. (2016). Military/Civilian risk markers for physical intimate partner violence: A meta-analysis. Violence and Victims, 5(31), 787-818.
  • Smith, E., Cafferky, B., Dharnidharka, P., Mallory, A., Dominguez, M., High, J., Stith, S., & Mendez, M. (2015) Effects of childhood experiences of family violence on adult partner violence: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 7(4), 489-519.
  • Cafferky, B. (2015) Simple story structure intervention. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 26(2), 157-162.
  • Cafferky, B. & Shi, L. (2015). Military wives emotionally coping during deployment: Balancing dependence and independence. American Journal of Family Therapy, 43(3), 282-295.
  • Baptist, E., Barros, P., Cafferky, B., & Johannes, J. (2015). Resilience of adolescents from National Guard families: A developmental contextual model. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30(3), 306-334.
  • Cafferky, B. (2015). Emotional thermostat: Inspiration from improvisational theater. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 26 (1), 62-67.
  • Cafferky, B. (2014). How military wives decide what to share: A reciprocal model. Military Behavioral Health, 2(2), 153-161.
  • Stith, S., Lechtenberg, M., & Cafferky, B. (2013). Implications of partner abuse state of knowledge findings for prevention, treatment, and policy. Partner Violence, 4(2), 241-254.

Recent Presentations

  • Board, J., Cafferky, B. & Shi, L.  (2016, September). Military wives’ emotional preparation for deployment. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Mallory, A., Kimmes, J., Dharnidharka, P., Spencer, C., Beck, A., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2016, September). Risk Markers for Same-Sex Physical Intimate Partner Violence. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • High, J., Mallory, A., Cafferky, B., Spencer, C., Van, K., & Stith, S. (2015, November). Mental Illness as a Risk Factor for Intimate Partner Violence: A Meta-Analysis. Poster session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Smith, E., Dominguez, M., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2015, September). Meta-Analysis of Military/Civilian IPV Risk Markers. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Austin, TX. *Cutting Edge Research Award
  • Mallory, A., High, J., Spencer, C., Van, K., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2015, September). Mental Illnesses as Risk Markers for IPV: A Meta-Analysis. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Austin, TX. *Cutting Edge Research Award
  • Cafferky, B. (2014, November). A four group, multiple sample analysis of military wives' loneliness. Poster session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Barros, P., Cafferky, B., & Smith, E. (2014, November). Depression as mediator between psychological and physical aggression. Poster session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Baptist, J., Barros, P., Cafferky, B., & Thompson, D. (2014, November). To share or not to share: Communication in National Guard families. Poster session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Smith, E., Dominguez, M., & Cafferky, B. (2014, November). Risk markers for spouse abuse in the military population: A meta-analysis. Paper presentation at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Cafferky, B. & Crow, J. (2014, October). Four group SEM comparing differences among military wives. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Milwaukee, WI. *Cutting Edge Research Award
  • Dominguez, M., Cafferky, B., Smith, E., Dharnidharka, P., & Stith, S. (2014, October). Childhood exposure to violence: A meta-analysis. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Milwaukee, WI. *Cutting Edge Research Award
  • Norton, A., Cafferky, B., & Lechtenberg, M. (2014, October). Air Force chaplains' effect on coping and satisfaction. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Mallory, A., Barros-Gomes, P., Luu, S., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2014, October). IPV risk factors: A collectivist and individualistic context. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Cafferky, B., Dharnidharka, P., Luu, S., Mallory, A., Barros-Gomes, P., & Stith, S.  (2014, July) Meta-analysis of IPV risk factors: Collectivist and individualistic contexts. Poster session presented at The 2nd International Forum on Marriage and Family Therapy, Beijing, China.
  • Smith, E., Dominguez, M., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2014, July). IPV risk markers for military versus civilian populations. Symposium presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Mallory, A., Smith, E., Dominguez, M., Dharnidharka, P., High, J., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2014, July). The intergenerational transmission of family violence: A meta-analytic review. Symposium presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Stith, S., Cafferky, B., Mallory, A., Bird, N., Lawson, N., Luu, S., Dharnidharka, P., Barros-Gomez, P., & Smith, E. (2014, July). Meta-analytic review of risk markers for IPV. Symposium presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Barros-Gomes, P., Mallory, A., Cafferky, B., Luu, S., Dharnidharka, P., Spencer, C., Short, C., & Stith, S. (2014, July). IPV Risk Factors : A Comparison between collectivistic and individualistic Countries. Symposium presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NW.
  • Smith, E., Dominguez, M., Cafferky, B., Short, C., & Stith, S. (2014, March). Risk factors for spouse abuse in the military: A meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the annual K-State Research Forum, Manhattan, KS. *Awarded 1st place in "Family Studies" category
  • Cafferky, B. (2013, November). How military wives decide what to share with their deployed husbands. Research and Theory poster symposium on Military Families presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Baptist, J., Johannes, E., Barros, P., & Cafferky, B. (2013, November). “It was weird”: resilience of National Guard youth coping with parental deployment. Brief paper presentation presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Lawson, N., Bird, L., Cafferky, B., Stith, S., & Mendez, M. (2013, November). Relationship characteristics influencing IPV: A meta‐analytic review. Poster session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Dominguez, M., High, J., Dharnidharka, P., Mendez, M., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2013, November). The intergenerational transmission of violence: A meta‐analytic review. Poster session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Cafferky, B., Rutter, R., & Stith, S. (2013, November). The association between substance use and intimate partner violence: A meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Cafferky, B., Bird, N., Dharnidharka, P., Dominguez, M., Lawson, N., & Stith, S. (2013, October) Meta-analysis of relationship factors that impact couples with IPV. Poster session presented at the annual Graduate Student Research poster competition at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. *Awarded 1st place in "Family Studies" category
  • Dominguez, M., High, J., Dharnidharka, P., Smith. E., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2013, October). The intergenerational transmission of violence: A meta‐analytic review. Poster session presented at the annual Graduate Student Research poster competition at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. *Awarded 2nd place in "Family Studies" category
  • Baptist, J., Johannes, E., Barros, P., & Cafferky, B. (2013, October). War deployment: Resilience of National Guard youth. Poster session presented at the annual Graduate Student Research poster competition at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
  • Cafferky, B., Dominguez, M., Dharnidharka, P., Lawson, N., Bird, N., Smith, E., Rutter, R., & Stith. S. (2013, October). A meta-analysis of relationship factors impacting couples with IPV. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Portland, OR. *Cutting Edge Research Award
  • Baptist, J., Johannes, E., Barros, P., & Cafferky, B. (2013, October). War deployment: Resilience of National Guard youth. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Cafferky, B. & Shi, L. (2013, June). Military wives coping with the separation from their husbands during deployment. Brief lecture at the annual American Family Therapy Academy conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Cafferky, B. (2013, February). Improv-ing therapy: Principles for collaborative storytelling with children and families. Interactive workshop presented at the annual International Family Therapy Association World Family Therapy congress, Orlando, FL.
  • Cafferky, B. (2012, March). Therapy through improvisation. Interactive workshop presented at the annual Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy conference, Elgin, IL.

Community Engagement

  • Institute for Health and Security of Military Families (2012-2014)
  • Operation Support Our Troops America (2011-2012)
  • Feed My Starving Children (2010-2012)