Academics at Prescott College
Keith A. Cross, Ph.D., LMFT
Faculty, Masters of Science in Counseling and Director, Practicum and Internship
Keith has been with Prescott College since 2011. He served as the Chair of the Counseling Program, then as the Associate Dean for Counselor Education until 2015, when he shifted into a full time teaching role. In 2017, he moved into the Director of Practicum and Internships role, where he remains today.
Keith has extensive experience working with diverse clients in a variety of settings including social service agencies, in-home therapy, college counseling centers, in-patient psychiatric hospitals, and crisis clinics as well as in private practice. In working with clients, he maintains a focus on affect regulation and attachment issues as well as a systems orientation to client concerns. He has a passion for working with couples and has extensive training in the most empirically validated couples therapy, emotionally focused couples therapy. He has conducted workshops on a variety of topics, but trains therapists most frequently on counselor ethics and the use of emotionally focused couples therapy. Keith also has experience teaching in-class and online undergraduate psychology coursework as well as graduate level counseling coursework.
In addition to his extensive clinical background, Keith has a diverse professional experience as an administrator and consultant to family businesses and currently serves as a member of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Marriage and Family Therapy Academic Review Committee. He also serves as the Chair of the Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Supervision Committee.
Ph.D. - Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University
M.S. - Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University
B.A. - Psychology, Arizona State University
In addition to various program specific presentations, Keith has presented the following clinically oriented workshops at Prescott College colloquia: Basic and advanced counseling skill building, "Ethics Issues in Counseling," "Considering Private Practice After Graduation? Think again..and keep thinking!," "Emotionally focused therapy: An evidence based approach to working with clients"
Cross, K.A. (2017, July). Ethical, Legal and Relational Risks of Integrating Individual and Couple/Family Work. Granite Mountain Psychological Society, Prescott, AZ.
Baker, M., Coy, J., Cross, K.A., Loyer, V. (2016, October). 12-hour Clinical Supervisor Orientation, Refresher Course and Recent Ethical, Statutory and BBHE Rules Revisions. Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Fall Conference, Tucson, AZ.
Cross, K.A., Baker, M., Asher, A. (2016, April). Recent Ethical, Statutory and BBHE Rules Revisions and Clinical Supervisor Refresher. Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Spring Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Cross, K.A. (2015, July). Counseling Ethics in the State of Arizona, Prescott, AZ.
Cross, K.A. (2012, February). Evidenced based approaches to couples counseling. Granite Mountain Psychological Society, Prescott, AZ.
Cross, K.A. & Goede, L. (2011, April). Counseling ethics update. Half-day training at the Casper College Wellness Conference, Casper, WY.
Cross, K.A. (2009). Enhance student development, provide free psychoeducation on campus, and strengthen your community partnerships through a Wellness Conference. National Council on Student Development Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
Cross, K.A. (2009). Ready to vote your colleague off the island? What reality TV can teach us about conflict resolution. Wyoming Lifelong Learning Association Annual Conference, Casper, WY.
Cross, K.A. (2009). Stress Management. Wyoming Student Leadership Conference, Casper, WY.
Cross, K.A. & Goede, L. (2009). Counseling ethics in the State of Wyoming. Half-day training at the Casper College Wellness Conference, Casper, WY.
Cross, K.A. (2005, September) Drop and Give Me 50; Stress Management for Non-Military Personnel for the Rocky Mountain Users Group, Casper, WY.
Cross, K.A. (2005, April) Finding Hidden Agendas and Balancing Perceived Power Inequities When Conducting Mediation for the Wyoming Mediation Network, Casper, WY.
Cross, K.A. (2005, April) Emotionally Focused Therapy. Full day training at the Casper College Wellness Conference, Casper, WY.
Cross, K. A., Roy, K., Bailey, C. E., & Thomas, V. (2002, August). Authoritative parenting and father involvement by noncustodial fathers. Poster presented at the 110th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Veen, L. & Powell, D. R. (2000). It’s My Child Too (2nd ed.). West Lafayette: Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. (It's My Child Too is a short-term parent education program for young fathers. Curriculum contributions of the Sexuality and Paternity sessions by Cross, K.A.).
Rausch, A. & Cross, K.A. (2000, February). Rape Awareness and Prevention Workshop. Presented at the annual conference of the Indiana Council on Family Relations, Muncie, IN.