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Joseph Cafferty

LEO Intermittent Lecturer

Joe Cafferty, MSW’13, is a clinical social worker with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Cafferty currently works in the Mental Health Clinic at the Toledo Community-Based Outpatient Clinics providing various evidence-based mental health treatment services, in addition to working with the domestic violence prevention program. He also presented regionally and nationally on the topics of building clinical competence with the veteran population. Cafferty served in the Ohio Army National Guard, and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Year Degree   School
2013 MSW IP/MH University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2011 BA Psychology University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Year Description
2018 Cafferty, J.J. (2018, March). Military culture in the assessment phase of treatment. Invited speaker for the VAAAHS Social Work Month, Lunch & Learn, Toledo, OH.
2017 Cafferty, J.J. (2017, March). Military cultural competency. Invited speaker for VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Mental Health Service Grand Rounds, Ann Arbor, MI.
2017 Cafferty, J.J. (2017, April). Building a better community for returning service members and veterans. Lourdes University, Parent Institute, Sylvania, OH.
2017 Cafferty, J.J. (2017, May). Military social work: How to interpret and decipher military experience during the assessment process. University of Michigan, School of Social Work Continuing Education, Ann Arbor, MI.
2017 Cafferty, J.J. (2017, December). Bah Humbug! Lessons learned from Mr. Scrooge & company that can assist veteran caregivers during the holidays. Invited speaker for the Northwest Ohio Gerontological Association, Toledo, OH.
2016 Cafferty, J.J. (2016, March). Permeating the reluctance barrier with military veterans in the treatment setting. Presented at the 2016 NASW-Michigan Annual Meeting of the Profession Conference, Lansing, MI.
2016 Cafferty, J.J., & Wood, C.L. (2016, September). A clinician’s survival tool kit: Working with the rural veteran population. Presented at the 4th Annual Military Social Work Conference, University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX.
2015 Cafferty, J. J. (2015, June). Building competence for the 1%. Invited Speaker for Maumee Valley Guidance Center, Leave No One Behind Conference, Archbold, OH.
2015 Witherell, L., & Cafferty, J.J. (2015, September). Building competence for the legally involved veteran. Presented at the 3rd Annual Military Social Work Conference, University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX.

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