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Keith A. Cross, Ph.D. - Associate Dean for Counselor Education and Faculty Chair, Counseling Program

Keith A. Cross, Ph.D.

Academic Statement (Return to top)

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, 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 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 has experience teaching in-class and online undergraduate psychology coursework as well as graduate level counseling coursework including: Pre-Practicum, Practicum, Internship, Organizational Leadership & Consultation, Assessment in Counseling, Professional Counseling Ethics, and Couple & Family Counseling.

In addition to his extensive clinical background, Keith has a diverse professional experience as an administrator and consultant to family businesses.



Background & Experience

Presentations (Return to top)

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"

Select presentations:

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. 

Education (Return to top)

Ph.D. - Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University

M.S. - Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University

B.A. - Psychology, Arizona State University


Academic Involvement at Prescott College (Return to top)



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