Academics at Prescott College
Keith A. Cross, Ph.D., LMFT
Counseling Program Faculty
Keith joined Prescott College in 2011, where he served as the Chair of the counseling program before moving into the position of Associate Dean for Counselor Education. In 2015, he stepped out of administration to teach full time, where he continues today. Before coming to Prescott College, Keith served as a college counseling center director, an adjunct professor, and worked as a clinician in social service agencies, in-patient psychiatric hospitals and crisis clinics. Keith runs the Prescott Relationship Center, where he serves as the owner/clinical director and therapist in private practice. In working with clients, Keith maintains a focus on affect regulation and attachment issues, as well as a systems orientation to client concerns. Keith has a passion for working with couples and has extensive training in the most empirically validated couple’s therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Keith has conducted workshops on a variety of topics, but trains therapists most frequently on Counselor Ethics and the use of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. He is an Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Marriage and Family Therapy Academic Review Committee Member and he is a board member of the Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well as the Arizona Emotionally Focused Therapy Community.
B.A., Arizona State University, Psychology
Ph.D. and M.S., Purdue University, Child Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy
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., Baker, M., Loyer, V. (2018, April). Clinical supervisor refresher course. Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Spring Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Cross, K.A. (2018). Emotionally focused therapy: An evidence based approach to working with clients. Arizona Counselors Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Cross, K.A. (2017, July). Ethical, legal and relational risks of integrating individual and couple/family work. Granite Mountain Psychological Society, Prescott, AZ.
Cross, K.A., Baker, M., Coy, J., & 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.