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

    “Under Pressure? Play It Out: Stress Reducing Strategies Using Play Therapy”

    Join us on December 15th  at 10 am PDT

    You’re invite to our next very special webinar that I think you’ll be interested in. I am providing, free of charge, a webinar on the Therapeutic Powers of Play, focusing on one specific agent of change. I was planning on charging for this webinar, but in light of the current events, I want to provide you with this value while keeping your pocket book intact.

    What we’re focusing on…

    • 4 Therapeutic Powers of Play
    • 1 Specific Agent of Change (out of 20)

    Date / Time

    1 Hour Webinar – Tuesday December 15, 2020 10:00am PDT

    In this webinar…

    2020 has put an unusual strain on many of us. The emotional rollercoaster caused by Shelter-in-Place orders and online learning has youth and families feeling more stress and anxiety than usual. Mental health professionals are essential workers as we continue to support the community in managing stress and reducing anxiety during this pandemic, but we too are impacted by all the events of 2020.

    Come join us for this informative 1-hour FREE webinar to explore the change agents of stress inoculation and stress management in play therapy. This webinar will give you strategies to help your clients as well as yourself to have a healthy, effective play therapy practice.


    REGISTER HERE–trzgtGdNcwm4_XjwqsazZQbfeho1J

    What you’ll get:

    • 1 non-contact CE (Continuing education credit for Play Therapy)
    • This supports you to meeting some of the credentialing criteria for the Association for Play Therapy. You must have 150 CE’s in play therapy-specific training.
    • We will cover advanced tools to overcome the unique challenges that complicate family situations and the therapy you provide.
    • Empirically supported interventions to help children and their families.


    Learning Objectives

    After this webinar participants will be able to:

    1. Identify at least 1 difference between stress inoculation and stress management in play therapy.
    2. Examine and apply at least 3 play-based interventions to improve stress inoculation in youth in play therapy.
    3. Examine and apply at least 3 play-based interventions to improve stress management in youth in play therapy.
    4. Identify at least 2 play therapist self-care strategies to manage counselor stress and burnout.

    What are you waiting for? Register here!–trzgtGdNcwm4_XjwqsazZQbfeho1J

    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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