Trends in Play Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation

Thoughts From The Grandfather of Therapeutic Gaming

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""Trends in Play Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation: Thoughts From The Grandfather of Therapeutic Gaming.""

This section includes various notes, transcripts and thoughts from the "Grandfather of Therapeutic Recreation", Hawke Robinson (published as W.A. Hawkes-Robinson),

Also includes "Observations on the Current State of RPG Professionalism: An Immature but Growing Profession":

Talk Shows

GenCon TV

GenCon 2019 Live - TableTakes at GenCon TV - Grandfather of Therapeutic Gaming - Role-Playing Games in Prison and Incarcerated populations


Hawke's second time on GenConTV and TableTakes, now in Seattle at the GenConTV Studios, August 16th, 2019


Hawke's third time on GenConTV and TableTakes, November 29th, 2019


Hawke's fourth time on GenCon TV, December 6th, 2019


Hawke's Fifth Time on GenCon TV, January 3rd, 2020


Hawke's Sixth Time on GenCon TV, February7th, 2020. Neurodiversity in Gaming and more.


Hawke's Seventh time on GenCon TV,  March 20th, 2020


Hawke's Eighth time on GenCon TV, July 3rd, 2020. Overcoming Interpersonal and Societal Conflict Through the Power of Role-Playing Gaming.


Hawke's Ninth time on GenCon TV, August 21st, 2020. Role-Playing Game Group Formation, Communication, and Dynamics.


Hawke's Tenth time on GenCon TV. December 11th, 2020.


Therapeutic Recreation Talk Show

TR Talk Show Playlist:

Introduction to the TR Talk Show with Hawke Robinson


Episode 1

August 20th, 2019


Transcript: see this page for transcript:

Episode 2

September 24th, 2019




Episode 3

October 1st, 2019



Episode 4

October 8th, 2019



Episode 5

October 22nd, 2019



Episode 6

October 29th, 2019



Episode 7



Wizards of the Coast (WotC) Dragon Talk Show Interview


See the related book that includes a full chapter:



GenConversations: RPG Research Hawke Robinson - GenCon TV - GenCon Roundtable: GenConVersations - Socializing Distantly & General Well Being


Socializing Distantly & General Well Being | Gen Con Roundtable. GenConTV - Gen Con Roundtable: GenConVersation - Mental Health And Socializing Distantly



RPG as Therapy Presentation at Seattle Children's Hospital WSTRA Con 16.


Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment using Role-playing Gaming




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