Monique Crandal, Ph.D.
Monique Crandal, Ph.D. is the Director of Student Affairs Case Management Services and co-chair of the Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Team at the University of California, San Diego. In this role, she coordinates crisis support through strategic intervention, case management, and collaboration with campus departments, faculty and staff. She also strengthens campus-wide crisis prevention efforts as well as coordinates post-incident campus response.
Dr. Crandal’s clinical and research interests include behavioral threat management, structured risk assessment procedures for higher education institutions and other large organizations, Motivational Interviewing, and strengths-based approaches to retention, coping, and engagement. She was the Motivational Interviewing clinical supervisor for the University of Missouri Greek Health Study, with the aim of improving student engagement in targeted healthy behaviors.
With a focus on prevention, Dr. Crandal is actively involved in distressed student response training, crisis de-escalation, and threat assessment and management. She has served as a consulting psychologist to the California Community Colleges regarding training systems on their approach to recognizing and responding to psychologically distressed students.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and her Master of Education in Counseling Psychology and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri.