Franci Crepeau-Hobson joined the School of Education & Human Development in 2006. She led the development of the PsyD program in School Psychology and the pursuit of program accreditation.
Prior to coming to CU Denver, Crepeau-Hobson was an assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado and a practicing school psychologist for several years in the Denver metro area.
Crepeau-Hobson’s research has focused on youth suicide prevention, crisis response and intervention, school violence prevention, and psychological assessment. She serves on both national and state crisis response teams and she has responded to a range of crisis events, including school shootings. She has also consulted with a number of schools and school districts regarding crisis response and suicide prevention.
Crepeau-Hobson is a Denver native who is an avid skier. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Areas of Expertise
- Youth suicide prevention and intervention
- Crisis response and intervention
- School violence prevention
Education, Licensure & Certifications
- PhD, School Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
- M.A., Counseling and Psychometrics, University of Colorado Denver
- B.A., Psychology, Metropolitan State College of Denver
- Licensed Psychologist, Colorado #2316
- Licensed School Psychologist, Colorado #0105187
- Nationally Certified School Psychologist #30238
- 2018: Award for Excellence, Crisis Management/Grief Support Interest Group. National Association of School Psychologists
- 2018: Excellence in Teaching. The School of Education and Human Development, CU Denver
- 2016: Distinguished Service Award. Second Wind Fund Suicide Prevention Program
- 2015: Excellence in PREPaRE Crisis Curriculum Implementation. National Association of School Psychologists
- 2018 – present: Co-Chair, National Association of School Psychologists School Safety and Crisis Response Committee
- 2018 – present: Member, School Psychologist Workgroup for the State Council for Educator Effectiveness
- 2017 – present: Vice President of Education, Training, & Scientific Affairs, Executive Committee of Division 16 of the American Psychological Association (nationally elected position)
- 2017 – present: Treasurer, Executive Board of the Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (nationally elected position)
- 2006 – present: Member, Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP) Statewide Crisis Response Team
- 2006 – present: Member, Colorado Education and Crisis Response Network (CoCERN)