Bryan Cafferky, PhD

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences

Contact Information

Phone 909-558-4547, ext. 47002

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 Licenses and Memberships

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

Recent Publications and Presentations


  • Cafferky, B., Mendez, M., Anderson, J., & Stith, S. (2018). Substance use and intimate partner violence: A meta-analytic review. Psychology of Violence, 8(1), 110-131.
  • Spencer, S., Mallory, A., Cafferky, B., Kimmes, J., Beck, A., & Stith, S. (2018). Mental health factors and intimate partner violence perpetration and victimization: A meta-analysis. Psychology of Violence.


  • Yelim, N. Mostofi. S., Alido, A., Nwosu, J, Herman, S. & Cafferky, B (2018, May)Qualitative Interviews Support Quantitative Results of Parental Engagement Influencing Adolescent Psychosocial Distress. Western Psychological Association.
  • Mostofi. S., Alido, A., Nwosu, J, Herman, S. & Cafferky, B (2018, May) Stage Two Outpatient Adolescent Recovery Program. Western Psychological Association.
  • Lister, Z., Macias, K., Johansson, A., & Cafferky, B. (2018, March). Physical Disability and Health Risk Markers for Elder Maltreatment: A Meta-analysis. Paper Session at the annual International Family Therapy Association conference. Bangkok, Thailand.

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)