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 brings his unique perspective as a survivor of a C3-C4 incomplete spinal cord injury with resulting quadriplegia from a 1972 Center Senior High School wrestling match. He recovered well and connects with patients and their families because of the shared experience of a life-altering injury.
Currently, Dr. Caffrey is on staff at North Kansas City Hospital and he also maintains a private practice.