RPG Therapy

by Hawke Robinson published Mar 13, 2016 08:44 PM, last modified Mar 13, 2016 08:44 PM
Explore the Possible Efficacy of Role-Playing Games

As the body of knowledge grows, indicators may be found suggesting the development of a distinct treatment modality, potentially "role-playing game therapy",  may develop as an effective tool for the treatment of many population groups with varied needs. Potential issues that may be treated by role-playing game therapy could include clients diagnosed with PTSD, uni-polar depression, bi-polar, autism-spectrum disorders, and many others.

The potential for RPG therapy to develop as a distinct treatment modality is a reasonable possibility considering the strong partial overlap with many existing treatment domains, while still having unique characteristics that could potentially offer solutions the other domains may not have been as effective with. These domains include:

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Game therapy
  • Role-play therapy
  • Drama therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapy

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