Role-Playing Game Therapy, RPG Therapeutics, Recreational Therapy, & Other Professional Services: RPG.LLC
"Our unique approach to Role-Playing Game Therapy is supported by more than 40 years of research and hands-on evidence-in-practice in the field, measurably improves participants functioning and quality of life through exploratory learning, narrative, cooperative problem-solving, socially interactive, empathy, resilience and character building experiences." - Hawke Robinson
Our staff have been providing a wide range of effective socially interactive experiential services since 1983!
Online Role-Playing Games
Cooperative music & drum circles
Mobile gaming & cooperative music events at your doorstep
Parties, birthdays, special events, camps, retreats, & more
Role-playing games (tabletop, live-action, electronic, & hybrids)
Certified Role-Playing Game Professional training and certification uses for:
Applied role-playing game therapy (RPG Therapy)
Therapeutic programs for ages 2 through senior adults
& much more!
Accessible & Inclusive
We have been providing accessible & inclusive services for decades.
One of our unique offerings, not found anywhere else in the world, is our fleet of wheelchair accessible mobile facilities.
In addition to our online virtual services since 1996,
we can bring in-person accessible mobile facilities and the activities
right to your door step, facility parking lot, or even remote rural locations!
We offer cooperative music & drum circle programs as well!
Experience the power of experiential social activities through cooperative music jams and drum circles appropriate for ages 2 years old through senior adults & everyone in between!
Education & Workshops
We offer programs in educational settings such as preschool, K-12,
special education, & higher learning facilities.
We also offer educational workshops to train professionals to bring music & role-playing game programs into your own facilities or practice.
& Live Streaming
We have been involved with media & entertainment professional services since 1992,
and online streaming since 1996!
Need entertainment services for your event?
Need help putting together online entertainment events?
We can help!
We have organized and hosted, and consulted on conventions, conferences, and large events with participant numbers ranging from 10 to 10,000+ participants!
We also have decades of experience creating and hosting large virtual events!
Our staff has been in involved with role-playing gaming since the 1970s! We have provided professional paid game master services since 1983!
If you are looking for a truly exceptional RPG experience, whether tabletop (TRPG/TTRPG), live-action (larp), electronic, or hybrids, we have more experience than any other organization providing these recreational services.
You can join existing sessions, or request putting together your own group with one of our highly trained game masters. All of our game masters have completed years of rigorous training, and regular background checks, so you know you'll be safe while you and your friends have fun!
Role-Playing Game Therapy (RPG Therapy)
We have been involved with role-playing games since 1977! We have been researching the effects of role-playing games since 1979 and their potential benefits since 1983. We have been running RPG programs for schools & other educational settings since 1985, and providing therapeutic RPG programs since 2004.
Role-playing Game Therapy is a powerful, cooperative, experiential, social modality, that helps provide many benefits that address a wide range of needs for a broad range of populations. We provide Therapeutic Role-Playing Game sessions for ages 2 years old through senior adults, and all ages in between.
RPG Therapy is not for everyone, and you will need to complete an assessment form to determine if one or more of our Therapeutic RPG programs is right for you.
Our proven programs are based on real research and evidence-in-practice, and backed by over 40 years of experience. We take a bio-psycho-social multidisciplinary research and evidence-in-practice holistic approach.
"Holistic medicine treats the person rather than the disease, it's concern lies with the 'whole person' and with permitting individuals to assume self-responsibility for their own health. Whereas illness is the sole concern of 'traditional medicine', holistic 'well medicine' deals with wellness and health promotion"
Sign up for our self-paced online training, or register for our intensive on-site or online workshops.
Learn more about our wonderfully effective RPG Therapy modalities for individuals and groups from 2 years old through senior adults, from general populations to special needs, from individuals to couples and families. Our programs are multidisciplinary, drawing from Music and Recreational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFG), Cognitive Neuropsychology, and neurosciences. We take a whole-person wellness-based bio-psycho-emotional-social approach with all our clients.
Role-Playing Game publications geared for professionals: collected works, workbooks, study guides, instructor manuals, journals, and more.
Adventure awaits! Experience tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrid role-playing game parties, or our facilitated drum circles and open music jam party events.
RPG.LLC, "Role-playing Games Build Character".
"We improve lives through cooperative music, recreation therapy, role-playing games, experiential, and exploratory interactive adventure modalities."
Extensive Experience, Proven Methodologies, Effective Intervention Modalities, and Measurable Results
RPG Therapeutics's Founder and President, Hawke Robinson, is known by professional peers, introduced at professional conferences and fan conventions, as "the grandfather of therapeutic gaming. He has been tracking and involved in the therapeutic and educational application of role-playing games longer than anyone else.” -- Adam Johns, Game to Grow, Executive Director, Lead Facilitator, 2018.
AN A+ BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ACCREDITED BUSINESS
RPG Therapeutics LLC / RPG.LLC is an A+ Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited business, and
VERIFIED BY PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
RPG Therapeutics LLC is a Psychology Today Verified Professional Services Provider: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/378780
Improving functioning and quality of life for all ages through research and evidence-in-practice supported holistic bio-psycho-social therapeutic recreation cooperative music and role-playing game programs.
Using Role-Playing Games since 1977.
Researching the effects of RPGs since 1983.
Using RPGs for educational settings and goals since 1985.
Using RPGs with at-risk, high-risk, and incarcerated populations since 1989
Using RPGs for social and cognitive development, and therapeutic programs since 2004.
We provide solutions for individuals, couples, family, groups, and organizations meeting the needs a wide range of populations by applying relevant research and evidence-based approaches to assess, design, develop, & implement programs utilizing forms of adaptive cooperative music and role-playing gaming (tabletop, live-action, and electronic) as therapeutic and educational intervention modalities applying Recreational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation methodologies, multidisciplinary biopssocial approach draws from proven psychology, play therapy, practical skills development, experiential techniques, compassion-focused therapy (CFT), mindfulness, social, information technology, computer sciences, neurosciences, and other applicable disciplines.
Our programs address:
Cognitive and other functioning
Quality of life
Self-efficacy and real self-esteem
Our programs benefit a great many people from a wide range of populations from ages 2 years old through senior adults, and everyone in between. Some of the most notable areas getting significant attention from researchers, professionals, and the media is the efficacy of our programs to help:
At-risk and high-risk populations
Behavior self-regulation issues
Brain injuries recovery
Practical daily functioning
Social skills development
FAQ: How do Role-Playing Games Help "Improve Lives"?
This is exactly the question we have been working toward answering for decades through research and evidence-in-practice. This is a complex topic, and for more thorough information you will need to dive into the world's largest research archives on the topic that we offer freely and openly to the public. We point you to a few pages to get started with overviews that may help you.
General explanation on the Benefits of Role-Playing Games for Education and Therapy:
For Autism Spectrum and others:
Use for Brain Injury recovery:
The above should give you a good starting place. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.
Hawke Robinson, President
Founder and chief visionary, Known as "The Grandfather of Therapeutic Gaming". A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist with an aggregate of more than 40 years multidisciplinary experience in education, music and recreational therapy, research psychology, play therapy, nursing, role-playing games, compassion focused therapy, cognitive neuropsychology, and computer sciences. Learn More
A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist, more than a decade in nursing as LPN, and a US Army Veteran with more than twenty years in service. Over 40 years of role-playing game experience. Learn More.
A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist also with a background in Sports Medicine. Danielle is a Level 3 Professional Game Master and Therapeutic Game Master trainee. Learn More
Looking for free community-based Role-Playing Game Sessions or volunteer-based Professional Game Master RPG training?
See our sister company, the 501(c)3 non-profit research & human services charitable organization RPG Research for free online role-playing games and training open to the public!
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We offer both in-person and remote work opportunities for exceptionally trained and experienced candidates.