Bryan Cafferky, PhD

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences

Contact Information

Phone 909-558-4953

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences
Loma Linda University, Griggs Hall, Office 111
11065 Campus St., Loma Linda, CA  92350


  • Doctor of Marital and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University, 2022
  • MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2017
  • BA, Psychology (Minor, Women and Gender Studies), Eastern Washington University, 2014


  • Certificate, Core Skills in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Egyptian Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy & ICEEFT, 2022
  • Certificate, Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, ICEEFT, 2021
  • Certificate, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, CPI, 2019
  • Certificate, Critical Incident Stress Management, CISF, 2018
  • Certificate, Level I & II Gottman Method Couple Therapy, The Gottman Institute, 2017
  • Certificate, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, NCTSN, 2017
  • Certificate, Prepare Enrich Facilitator, 2015
  • Certificate, Motivational Interviewing, PCSSMAT, 2015

Areas of Specialization

  • Emotionally focused couples therapy
  • Spirituality and integrative treatment
  • Clinical advocacy and policy
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Cultural considerations, ethics, and practice; MENA populations
  • PHP, IOP, and inpatient hospitalization
  • Training and supervision
  • Program development

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, WA LF61321328
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, WA LH60925815
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor, WA State
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Member
  • American Counseling Association, Professional Member
  • International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Professional Member
  • Iranian American Women Foundation, Champion Member
  • International Association of Women, Member
  • American Association of University Women, Member
  • Psi Chi Honor Society, Lifetime Member

Community Engagement

  • Professional Mentor, Mentorship to Internship Program, Iranian American Women Foundation (2022-Present)
  • Member, Farhang Foundation (2022-2023)
  • Program Development Committee, BEST Program; Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital (2019-2020)
  • Facilitator, Weekly Parenting Course, BEST Program; Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital (2019-2020)
  • Mental Health Counselor Preceptor, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital (2015-2019)
  • Disaster Responder, American Red Cross (2017)
  • Community Education & Outreach Manager, Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program, YWCA (2013-2016)
  • Member, Racial Justice Committee, YWCA (2014-2015)
  • Facilitator, Women's Economic Empowerment Conversation with Senator Patty Murray, YWCA (2016)
  • Facilitator, Stand Against Racism: Courageous Conversations Community Event, YWCA (2015)
  • Panel Member, One Billion Rising, Washington State University (2015)
  • In-Service Trainer, Liberty Lake Police Department (2015)
  • Speaker, Kid's Health and Safety Fair (2014)
  • Speaker, Rockwood Women's Health Symposium (2014)
  • Representing Recipient, Proclamation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Spokane City Council Meeting (2014)
  • Crisis Line Responder, 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline, YWCA (2013-2015)