Bryan Cafferky, PhD, MS, MDiv | School of Behavioral Health | Loma Linda University
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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 and Presentations

Publications

  • 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.
  • Cafferky, B., Norton, A., & Travis, W. (2017). Air Force chaplains' perceived effects on male service members’ resilience and satisfaction. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 23(2), 45-66.
  • Brown, C., Barros, P., Smith, E., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2017). The contextual role of depression within couples experiencing partner violence. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 1-14.
  • 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 Behavior31, 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 Victims5(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.

Presentations

  • 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.
  • Cafferky, B. & Johansson, A. (2017, November). Health and Physical Disability Risk Markers for Elder Maltreatment: A Meta-analysis. Lightning Paper session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Johansson, A. & Cafferky, B. (2017, November). Cognitive and Mental Health Risk Markers for Elder Maltreatment: A Meta-analysis. Lightning Paper session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Cafferky, B. (2017, November). A New Framework for Understanding Bowen’s Differentiation. Roundtable discussion at the annual National Council on Family Relations conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Villalpando, L., Alido, A., Mendez, A., Cafferky, B., Montgomery, S., Ballinger, R., & Freeman, K. (2017, November). Predictors of DBT-A Treatment Completion Among Self-Harming Adolescents. Poster session at the annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Brown, C., Barros, P., Smith, E., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S. (2017, October). The Contextual Role of Depression within Partner Violence. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Torres, J., Nicholas, M., Nadalet, L., Macias, K., & Cafferky, B. (2017, October). Physical Disabilities and Elder Abuse: A Meta-Analysis. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Johansson, A., Kurily, J., Torres, J., Macias, K., & Cafferky, B. (2017, October). Meta-Analysis of Mental Health Risk Markers for Elder Abuse. Poster session presented to the annual American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Mostofi, S., Nwoso, J., Herman, S., & Cafferky, B. (2017, May). Parental involvement in health outcomes among self-harming adolescents in a DBT program. Poster session at the annual Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.
  • Saavedra, A., Minyard-Widmann, M., & Cafferky, B. (2017, May). Risk Markers for Same-Sex Physical Intimate Partner Violence. Paper presented to the annual Association of Child Life Professionals Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Spencer, C., Cafferky, B., & Stith, S (2017, May). Risk Markers for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Victimization: A Meta-Analytic Review. Poster session at the annual American Family Therapy Academy Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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)