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WSTRA Conference 17

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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Working on RPG Research Presentation Videos

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 24, 2016 11:30 AM

I am now working on a presentation video from the PNWATRA conference.

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Returned from Speaking at 2016 PNATRA Conference in Portland

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...

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Role-Playing Gamers Have More Empathy Than Non-Gamers

Role-Playing Gamers Have More Empathy Than Non-Gamers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 13, 2016 06:55 PM

An article about researching indicating that Tabletop Role-Playing Gamers score higher on empathy measurement tools. Thank you CAROL PINCHEFSKY ON JANUARY 13, 2016, for posting this on Geek & Sundry.

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RPG Research Upcoming Conferences Early 2016

RPG Research Upcoming Conferences Early 2016

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 14, 2016 06:14 PM

Here is some additional information on the upcoming conferences I am planning to attend in the first half of 2016. This includes the topics of presentation/discussion at each, schedule, location, etc.

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RPG Research 2015 Update

RPG Research 2015 Update

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 22, 2016 02:20 AM

Here is a video summary of the past year, and upcoming year, for the RPG Research Project.

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Video from The Two Bards on The RPG Trailer

Video from The Two Bards on The RPG Trailer

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 30, 2015 05:57 PM

A very kind and supportive video from Andy Dopieralski, Scott C. Brown, & Brian Lewis of The Two Bards Podcast, and The Gamers movies, Journey Quest series, etc. Talking about The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer.

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RPG Research Project Presenting at PNWATRA Conference January 2016 in Portland OR

RPG Research Project Presenting at PNWATRA Conference January 2016 in Portland OR

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 10, 2015 10:35 PM

The schedule for the Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference has been confirmed. I will be presenting at the Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon, on "The use of Role-Playing Games (RPG) as an Intervention Modality" on January 29th, 2016, from 2:20 pm to 3:50 pm.

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Hawke Robinson on HBO's VICE Documentary Article Mentions Hawke Robinson & RPG Research - "Denmark - LARPing Is the Future of Education"

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:55 PM

Katherine Mahlum asked on the Therapeutic Recreation Linkedin: Any recent articles on Therapeutic Recreation in the school system? I replied with: "This isn't TRIPS, but, [...]

Hawke Robinson on HBO's VICE Documentary Article Mentions Hawke Robinson & RPG Research - "Denmark - LARPing Is the Future of Education" - Read More…

Hawke Robinson on Using Role-playing Games To Assist Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 10, 2015 10:36 PM

Join the conversation on Academia.edu. Currently multiple participants viewing the presentation and commenting. Your feedback is invaluable. Join here: Presentation: Using Role-Playing Games in the [...]

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Hawke Robinson on If You Like RPG - Have You Seen "The Gamers" Movies?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 04, 2015 02:25 PM

I've seen a lot of very insulting movies about gamers, that clearly were not made by RPGers, while The Gamers movies by Dead Gentlemen and [...]

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If You Like RPG - Have You Seen "The Gamers" Movies?

If You Like RPG - Have You Seen "The Gamers" Movies?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 04, 2015 04:21 PM

I am amazed how many avid role-playing gamers I run into that haven't even heard of The Gamers movies by Dead Gentlemen Productions and Zombie Orpheus Entertainment members. If you love role-playing games, you should have seen The Gamers movies. Help Zombie Orpheus Entertainment get to the next goal of The Gamers: The Series!

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Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 3 of 3

Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 3 of 3

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 08:29 PM

Hawke Robinson is founder and Primary Investigator for The RPG Research Project, and the creation of the RPG Trailer. Michael Tresca: "I've known Hawke Robinson, Washington State registered Recreation Therapist (#RE60526204) for some time but haven't gotten a chance to interview him before." This is part 3 of 3 parts to this interview...

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Amalgamation of Panels, Q&A, Hangouts, Broadcasts, Interviews, & Presentations on RPG Research Studies on the Effects of RPG, and RPG used for Therapy & Education by Hawke Robinson

Amalgamation of Panels, Q&A, Hangouts, Broadcasts, Interviews, & Presentations on RPG Research Studies on the Effects of RPG, and RPG used for Therapy & Education by Hawke Robinson

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:52 PM

It has been a VERY busy 10 months. I've spoken at 3 conventions/conferences, sat on panels and presentations, and been in a live Q&A chat session, and had multiple interviews. All about the effects of role-playing games, and their use to achieve therapeutic and educational goals for many different populations. Here is a listing of all these in one location for your convenience...

Amalgamation of Panels, Q&A, Hangouts, Broadcasts, Interviews, & Presentations on RPG Research Studies on the Effects of RPG, and RPG used for Therapy & Education by Hawke Robinson - Read More…

Hawke Robinson on Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 3 of 3

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 08:29 PM

For even more detailed examples of sample program plans with specific populations, see the Q&A on #RPGNET from September 23rd, 2015. The entire log of [...]

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Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 2 of 3

Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 2 of 3

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:55 PM

Hawke Robinson is founder and Primary Investigator for The RPG Research Project, and the creation of the RPG Trailer. Michael Tresca: "I've known Hawke Robinson, Washington State registered Recreation Therapist (#RE60526204) for some time but haven't gotten a chance to interview him before." This is part 2 of 3 parts to this interview...

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Join RPG Research's Hawke Robinson Live Q&A on #RPGNET Hosted by Dan Davenport

Join RPG Research's Hawke Robinson Live Q&A on #RPGNET Hosted by Dan Davenport

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:12 AM

Join the Q&A Session on the #RPGNET Chat server. Dan will be hosting as Hawke Robinson, founder of The RPG Research Project, discusses his research on the effects of role-playing games, and discusses the wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer campaign. Join us live Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Central Time...

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Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 1 of 3

Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 1 of 3

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:56 PM

Hawke Robinson is founder and Primary Investigator for The RPG Research Project, and the creation of the RPG Trailer. Michael Tresca: "I've known Hawke Robinson, Washington State registered Recreation Therapist (#RE60526204) for some time but haven't gotten a chance to interview him before." This is part 1 of 3 parts to this interview...

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RPG Research & Hawke Robinson at WorldCon

RPG Research & Hawke Robinson at WorldCon

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:56 PM

Two different groups requested my participation in WorldCon 73 (Sasquan) so as per request here is my short bio and schedule from August 19th to 23rd. I hope to see many of you there.

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The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:56 PM

I already regularly run (for free) non-modified role-playing games that include players with Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, and at-risk youth in the Spokane area. I would like to be able to provide these games to a much broader geographic area, including rural areas, and groups that do not have their own facilities. The Role-playing Gaming trailer will make it possible to provide these sessions to many more people over a much wider area and populace.

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RPG as Therapy Presentation - Seattle Childrens Hospital WSTRA Con 16

RPG as Therapy Presentation - Seattle Childrens Hospital WSTRA Con 16

by admin — last modified Mar 06, 2016 12:55 PM

90 minute video of the presentation "The Therapeutic and Educational Uses of Role-Playing Games (RPG) as Intervention Modalities for Individuals and Groups from the Therapeutic Recreation Perspective" at Seattle Children's Hospital for the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association (WSTRA) 16th annual conference. The live version of this presentation was certified for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). This the sound fixed, and includes the slideshow added to the video to be easier to read. Closed captions coming soon too.

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Utilizing Role-Playing Games In Social Skills Assessment and Intervention

Utilizing Role-Playing Games In Social Skills Assessment and Intervention

by admin — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:58 PM

A presentation put together by Dr. James D. Persinger, PhD., of Emporia Statue University in 2003 provides a summary of the history of Role-Playing in therapy, as well as some basic history of RPGs, and numerous tips in implementing RPG-based therapy in a scholastic setting.

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RPG Research Speaking at ZoeCon II - Video

RPG Research Speaking at ZoeCon II - Video

by admin — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:58 PM

The video is now available for Hawke Robinson's RPG Research Project discussion/speech at November's 2014 ZoeCon II. ZoeCon is from Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, creators of The Gamers, The Gamers II: Dorkness Rising, The Gamers III: Hands of Fate, Journey Quest, and many other shows.

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Abantey the Roleplay Game Short Documentary

Abantey the Roleplay Game Short Documentary

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:58 PM

RPG Research has been linking to Abantey's RPG workshop for years. Recently I stumbled across a short 7 minute documentary on their efforts to use role-playing games for educational and other benefits from a summer camp approach in California. Well worth checking out...

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LARPing as a Form of Therapy - Panel Hangout Broadcast - Wed. March 26 6:00 pm Pacific

LARPing as a Form of Therapy - Panel Hangout Broadcast - Wed. March 26 6:00 pm Pacific

by admin — last modified Apr 14, 2016 08:50 AM

Join the discussion with the panel regarding the therapeutic uses of role-playing gaming, especially LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing). Featuring Dr. Sarah Bowman, Hawke Robinson, Chris Shell, and Jamie Metzger, hosted by Kristin Brumley. Additional details below...

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Using Therapeutic Role-Playing Gaming to Help in the Treatment of Sexual Abuse Victims

Using Therapeutic Role-Playing Gaming to Help in the Treatment of Sexual Abuse Victims

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:58 PM

A Christian gamers podcast group calling themselves "Saving the Game" recently interviewed a representative of The Bodhana Group regarding A PROPOSAL for using role-playing games for therapeutic treatment of sexually abused children and adolescents, as well as the abusers.

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Using Role-playing Games To Assist Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

Using Role-playing Games To Assist Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 17, 2016 01:08 PM

Originally presented as a slide show presentation for Eastern Washington University class "Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities". This video is a presentation on the hypothetical use of role-playing games to help a patient with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) progress through various recovery stages. This includes Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA), Computer-based RPG, Tabletop, and Live-action role-play (LARP).

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