Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley & Associates is dedicated to providing client-centered, quality therapeutic services delivered with the highest level of attention to clinical care. KPLA specializes in the treatment of neurobehavioral disorders–ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety Disorders and Depression.
Since 1986, Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley & Associates have been providing experienced client centered care with preschool children through young adults. We specialize in the treatment of neurobehavioral disorders–ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety Disorders and Depression. The practice has grown, adding therapists in a wide range of specialties, including individual, marriage and family, groups, life adjustment issues, drug and alcohol counseling, psychoeducational testing, home-based family therapy, and parenting classes.
We also conduct parent/professional training and lectures on the challenges that neurobehavioral disorders present in school, home, and work environments. We offer a wide range of consulting services to both public and independent schools, equipping teachers and support personnel to effectively serve these exceptional students.
We continue to run school year and summer Socialization Groups for children, teens, and young adults. These groups have been the focus of the practice for over 30 years. Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley & Associates is dedicated to providing client-centered, quality therapeutic services delivered with the highest level of attention to clinical care.
Mr. Knippenberg received a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver (1982) and a Master of Divinity (with a focus in pastoral counseling) from the Iliff School of Theology (1986). A licensed social worker, Craig’s expertise is with children, adolescents and parents. He developed and has conducted the CONNECT group program for the past thirty-four years. He lectures nationally on the social/emotional and self-esteem struggles of exceptional students (twice presenting for the UC-Davis’s MIND Institute) and trains professionals to conduct groups.
He worked at the Havern Center, Inc. for exceptional students for over 16 years and has been the consultant for St. Anne’s Episcopal School for the past 21 years. He is the former president of the Attention Deficit Disorder Advocacy Group, a former board member of the Colorado Tourette Syndrome Association served as chairman of the Professional Advisory Board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CHADD and served on the board for Creative Adoptions, Inc. He served on the Board of Trustees for Denver Academy, one of the country’s largest schools for students with learning differences.
Craig has also developed a brain based curriculum for teaching students about their social brain development. He also presents and keynotes to parent and professional groups on child/adolescent brain development. In addition to lecturing on helping children through trauma, his piece, (Crying forColumbine), was published in Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Lives: Defining Moments. He also published his own childhood struggles with Dyslexia (I Was a Turtle) in the book Easy To Love, But Hard To Live With. He has numerous other publications in journals, magazines, books and the news media. Many of these publications as well as lecture videos are available on the KPLA website.
In 2008, he received the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award for the city of Denver. He also received the Heroes In The Fight award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in 2009 for his volunteer work with chronically mentally ill adults.
In 2010, Craig and his son Alex, developed and launched AdventureDad.org, a website and blog dedicated to helping dads connect with their kids through adventure.
Craig’s own book, Wired and Connected: You Elementary Child’s Behavioral, Emotional and Social Brain Development Made Easy is set to release in the fall of 2018. His 5-part synopsis of the manuscript Will You Be My Friend has over 100,000 views and is available on the website.