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     FREE webinar and receive 1 non-contact CE just for joining us!

    How Telehealth is Impacting Engagement in Play Therapy

    Join us on Oct 1st at 10 am PDT

    Receive 1 non-contact CE

    Telehealth play therapy has replaced in-person play sessions for many play therapists. Is it working?
    We will be focusing especially on the therapeutic alliance and engagement with the client and families we work with. Play-based interventions and case examples will be utilized to further understanding and support new ideas for effective treatment.
    Register here!
    What we’re focusing on…
    4 Therapeutic Powers of Play
    1 Specific Agent of Change (out of 20)
    Learning Objectives
    After this webinar participants will be able to:
    Compare and contrast at least 2 changes in how relationships are built and maintained while using telehealth play therapy vs. In-person sessions.
    Describe how attachment is accessed as a change agent in the therapeutic alliance during play therapy.
    Identify and explore at least 2 play-based strategies for enhancing the therapeutic alliance within telehealth play therapy.
    Presenter: Mary Ruth Cross, MS, LMFT, NCC, RPT-S
    What are you waiting for? Register here!


    Distinguished Presenter: Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S

    Mary Ruth Cross is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Counselor Educator with over 25 year’s experience in the mental health field. Mary Ruth has provided counselor’s education with the University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus. She has also been on faculty with John F. Kennedy University and been a nationally recognized speaker on play therapy. She works in private practice in San Ramon CA and is the Clinical Director for Tree House Family Counseling Services, PC where she trains and supervises interns and trainees. Mary Ruth is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor as well as past president for the California Association for Play Therapy and a member in good standing with the Association of Play Therapy, California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Counseling Association.


    Approved by the Association for Play Therapy through Academy for Play Therapy Training, ™  Mary Ruth Cross, APT Approved Provider 18-544.  CE’s for Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Social Workers, Professional Clinical Counselors.

    We offer individual and group supervision in support of becoming a Registered Play Therapist or Registered Play Therapist, Supervisor. Our teaching staff have achieved certification through APT as Registered Play Therapist, Supervisors.


    Cross Play Therapy Consulting was founded in 2020 by Mary Ruth to create an organization that helps therapists understand the value and power of play therapy. Here, you’ll find the support and services you’re looking for to expand your knowledge and grow your practice as a professional.

    To learn more and see upcoming events check out our website:


    Academy For Play Therapy Training gives you the tools and techniques you need for a healthy and playful child therapy practice!

    Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Academy For  Play Therapy Training offers play therapy training to mental health professionals. Our professional therapists practice innovative and exciting techniques that inspire their dedication to healing wounded by creating workshops that teach and inform. Begin or continue your path to becoming a registered play therapist by attending one of our workshops. We are an approved provider for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Association for Play Therapy and the American Psychological Association. We are approved to provide continuing education units to MFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s, and Psychologists. APT Approved Provider 09-241 CEs for Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Social Workers, Professional Counselors and Psychologists offered through Association for Play Therapy -APT Approved Provider 09-241.

    To learn more about other upcoming training’s from Academy For Play Therapy Training.

    Please check out our website at…












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