Craig Knippenberg, LCSW

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Craig A. Knippenberg is founder of Knippenberg, Patterson and Associates, one of Colorado’s largest private practices specializing in mental health care for children, teens and families. Craig writes and speaks nationally on the social and emotional brain development of children and teens. Craig is also the founder of, a website dedicated to helping dads engage with their children.

In 2008, Craig was honored with the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award for the City of Denver.

Title of Workshop: Wired For Survival: The Social and Emotional Brain Development of Male Teenagers

Questions that will be address:

Why are male adolescents so prone to high risk behaviors?
What role do hormones play in their intense emotional responses?
Why do teen males seem to show a drop in their empathy for others?

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