Bryan Cafferky, PhD

Assistant Professor, Social Work and Social Ecology
Director, Dual Social Work (MSW Online or On-Campus) with Criminal Justice (MS) Program
Assistant Director, Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

Contact Information

Phone 909-379-7581

Department of Social Work and Social Ecology, Office 201B
Loma Linda University
1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA  92408

Degrees and Certifications

  • MSW, Social Work - Loma Linda University, 1999
  • MBA, Business Administration¬†- University of Redlands, 2003

Areas of Specialization

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Team building
  • Psychosocial oncology
  • Medical social work
  • Working with adults and older adults
  • Trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and end-of-life

Current Research Projects

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), 28702
  • Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences (ACBS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Community Engagement

  • Mayor's Office, City of Riverside Homeless Initiative (2016-present)
  • Riverside Community Church of Seventh-day Adventists, regularly scheduled sermons (2015-present)
  • Riverside Community Church of Seventh-day Adventists, Church Development Committee, Chair (2015-present)
  • Riverside Community Church of Seventh-day Adventists, Heart of Worship, Program Director (2014-present)
  • Riverside Community Church of Seventh-day Adventists, Worship Leader (praise team, guitar, vocals) (2010-present)
  • Riverside Christian Counselors, psychotherapy at no cost to individuals and families (2012-2017)
  • Riverside County Fire Department, Volunteer Fire Fighter (1995-1997, 2005-2008)