by Hawke Robinson published Jan 11, 2016 03:10 PM, last modified Jan 11, 2016 03:52 PM
Research documents related to role-playing and role-playing games. This collection only lists the documents tagged with "Discipline: TR/RT" (Therapeutic Recreation / Recreational Therapy".
2004 - RPGR-A00001 An Overview of the History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role-playing Gaming by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 11, 2016 03:54 PM
Role-playing gaming (RPGing) has its roots as far back as ancient history with the development of war-gaming. War-gaming is the simulation of combat strategies and tactics represented in reduced scale with various rules, often with some sort of randomizing agent such as dice or cards to add an element of “realistic” unpredictability. As long as there has been organized warfare, there appears to have been some form of war-gaming in every culture throughout history. Chess and the Chinese game Go both are very much based on war-gaming, but considered lacking by some because of the lack of unpredictability offered by “true” war-gaming using some degree of randomization. The RPG Research Project Document ID #RPGR-A001-A-20120927A-CC
2006 (Video) - RPGR-A00007-part-2 - RPG Adapted for Deaf Using ASL Flyer by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 26, 2016 09:50 AM
Role-Playing Gaming Adapted for the Deaf Using American Sign Language Flyer by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson
2007 - RPGR-A00002 The Potential Benefits and Deficits of Role-Playing Gaming by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 11, 2016 03:57 PM
by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson Original Version April 10, 2007 Updated for Creative Commons September 27th, 2012. RPG Research Project Document ID: #RPGR-A00002-D-20120927.CC
2008 - RPGR-A00003 - The Defamation of Role-playing Gaming and Gamers. by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 11, 2016 03:57 PM
By W.A. Hawkes-Robison Original Version 2008-11-20 Version 2 2008-12-06 Version 3 2011-12-09 Updated for Creative Commons License: 2012-09-29
File QuickTime video 2015 (Video) - RPGR - RPGR-A00015a by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:15 AM
Video of Hawke speaking at WorldCOn 73 on "Gaming for Education, Gaming for Therapy", August 19th, 2015.
Confirmed: Writing entire chapter on RPG for 4th edition textbook "Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation" by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 30, 2017 10:17 AM
Wonderful news, I just received an email today confirming they wish for me to proceed with writing the entire chapter on using role-playing games as a facilitation technique for therapeutic recreation!
DUNGEONS OF THE MIND: TABLETOP RPGS AS SOCIAL THERAPY by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2016 12:00 PM
An article on, "DUNGEONS OF THE MIND: TABLETOP RPGS AS SOCIAL THERAPY" by Chris Berg was just published. It includes a range of RPG researchers and therapists from a variety of disciplines including: drama therapy, family therapy, sociology, recreation therapy / therapeutic recreation, and more!
Escapism and Gaming by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 21, 2017 08:54 AM
The arguments about "Escapism" often recur, and I recently saw someone posting about it again. This topic is addressed in the presentations at Washington State and Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association Conferences, so here is a snippet on the topic...
Comment Hawke Robinson on RPG Therapeutic Recreation Handbook of Practice 2011-11-03 Update by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 04, 2016 02:56 AM
Updated again, 20161109, added suggestions for players with Muscular Dystrophy, and Visual Impairments.
Interdisciplinary RPG Therapeutics by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 11, 2016 06:28 PM
While listening to some research on neurological music therapy program descriptions, I was struck by the overlap of the RPG Therapy programs as a very interdisciplinary delivery of services...
File PDF document PNWATRA 2016 RPG Research Presentation 1 20160125zw by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 28, 2016 11:18 PM
Updated to version zu, to include Education program plan for ADD/ADHD IDEA IEP, and relevant Dendy references entry. Zv version includes additional slides with the scan of added BADD pamphlet with "suicide" list, and locations banning D&D. Zw version, added missing APA reference, and Stumbo references. Zx version, added quick reference to Gender Bias research. This is a greatly enriched, and updated version of last year's presentation at WSTRA in April. With more time spent on the actual program plans as per requests from feedback last time. I know it is still blindingly long for a presentation file, but I've worked out the timing to finish comfortably in about 75-80 minutes (I can always easily stretch that longer if needed), leaving 5-10 minutes for Q&A, so won't have to do such a rushed presentation as last time. The slide show includes a lot of extra information for those wanting to peruse more deeply after the presentation itself. Especially the research abstracts, citation references, and information on my background, etc. All of which I will only very briefly point out and skim during the presentation, rather than spending time during the presentation itself, but it is there for those skeptical about the statements being made, hopefully it will help. I am hoping this will be the most effective approach to show the level of research performed, without having to try to prove it during the presentation itself. I am working on a VERY short version, around the 7-15 minutes mark as per Professor Bowman's suggestions/requirements for The Living Games conference (and others where I do not have the luxury of a 90 minute session). Fortunately, for conventions with gamers (rather than Therapeutic Recreation), I don't really have to explain what RPGs are, and their history. For the TR folks that mostly don't even know what it is (the younger ones), or often have the inculcated misconceptions (the older ones), this longer approach makes for a much more productive session. Otherwise the Q&A just gets bogged down on the all the myths, rather than the focus on RPGs for TR modality.
Returned from Speaking at 2016 PNATRA Conference in Portland by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 30, 2016 05:12 PM
Late last night I returned home from speaking at the 2016 Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference...
RPG Handbook of Practice for Education & Therapy by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 12:25 PM
Here you will find the latest and earlier drafts of the Role-Playing Gaming Therapeutic Recreation Handbook of Practice. This is made available through the Creative Commons copyright variant for Attribution and Share-Alike. This is provided in the hopes that others will help with adding to the whole of this book to the benefit of the entire community.
RPG Handbook of Practice Update by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 09, 2016 12:07 PM
A new draft of the Therapeutic Recreation Role-Playing Gaming Handbook of Practice has been uploaded. This is as always a Request for Comments (RFC), and additional contributors. Would folks be interested in contributing if I once again setup a Wiki version?
RPG Handbook Wiki Original Source Document by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 12, 2016 03:15 PM
Here is the source document that is being converted to the wiki version of the RPG Handbook of Practice.
RPG Training Programs by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 14, 2016 04:38 PM
The RPG Therapeutics LLC website has updated the section of the site listing training options for "Introduction to RPG Training Series", "Role-Playing Game Advocate", "RPG Facilitator", "Game Master in Education", and "Game Master in Therapy" and "Introduction" series of training and certification programs.
WSTRA Conference 17 by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 29, 2016 11:07 AM
I am Presenting on RPGs for Therapy & Education at Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association 17th Annual conference (WSTRA Con 17), April 2nd.

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