Dr. Caffrey’s Biography and CVPatrick Caffrey, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with nearly forty years of experience as a rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist providing direct patient care in brain injury rehabilitation hospitals and acute hospital settings, serving the diagnostic categories of chronic neurological disease; i.e: multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, blind and low vision and brain tumors. Dr. Caffrey’s mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1981 and he was a member of the Clinical Advisory Board for the Mid America Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society for 10 years.
He has additional extensive experience as a vocational specialist, as a regional manager in private sector rehabilitation, in a university-based technical assistance project to Missouri educators modifying curriculum for disabled students, as a site supervisor of psychological services, as a visiting university lecturer and in hospital teaching. Dr. Caffrey also served as long-term staff at North Kansas City Hospital.
Dr. Caffrey currently maintains a private practice. He brings his unique perspective as a survivor of a C3-C4 incomplete spinal cord injury with resulting quadriplegia from a wrestling match in 1972 at Center Senior High School. He recovered well and connects with patients and their families through the shared experience of a life-altering injury.