Hawke Robinson, TRS(R)

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Founder & President

Our president and founder, Hawke Robinson (published as W.A. Hawkes-Robinson), is introduced at professional conferences, fan conventions, and known by professional peers 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.

Hawke Robinson is the founder and president of RPG Therapeutics LLC, RPG.LLC, RPG Tour, RPG Publishers, RPG Parties, and also founder of the non-profit RPG Research (1983). He currently resides in Spokane, Washington, USA.


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He is registered with the Washington State Department of Health as a Recreational Therapist (2014), with a background in role-playing games (1977), therapeutic recreation (2004), education (1985), habilitation therapy (1989), nursing (1990), research psychology (2004), play therapy (2014), compassion-focused therapy (CFT) (2016), music (1978) and recreation therapy (2004), computer sciences (1979), neurosciences (2006) and cognitive neuropsychology (2014).

He works with anywhere from 2 years old through senior adults, and many populations with diverse needs.

Hawke is also Chief Technology Officer for TheFantasy.Network since 2016. TFN is an interactive community-driven movie streaming and live events platform, based out of Vancouver.

Hawke Robinson is also the Senior Technical Lead for LearningMate.com an online education platform and Learning Management System company based out of India.

Position: Level 19 Game Master Facilitator and Role-Playing Game Therapist, recreational therapist, educator, founder, president, primary investigator (researcher), and programs architect.

Specialties: Research, education, therapeutic recreation (TR), recreation therapy (RT), music, drum circle facilitation, information technology, information security, software development, systems administration, computer sciences, neurosciences, and role-playing games (all formats).

RPG Therapeutics LLC is a for-profit company providing professional consulting, therapeutic, and educational services for professionals, organizations, and laypersons. Incorporated in 2014. - www.rpgtherapeutics.com 

RPG Research is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable 100% volunteer-run multi-national research and community services charitable organization with 150+ volunteers across 6 continents. Roots begin in 1977, online research repository since 2004, and incorporated in 2017. - www.rpgresearch.com 

You can learn more about Hawke Robinson at: www.hawkerobinson.com and www.hawkenterprising.com.

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Additional Information

CFT - Compassion Focused Therapy


Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist since 2014

CNA & LPN trainee

Habilitation Therapist for DD, DI, and BI


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Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist

Background in:

  • Music & Recreation Therapy, therapeutic recreation, play therapy, research psychology, cognitive neuropsychology (2004)

  • Brain-Computer Interfaces (2006)

  • Education (1994)

  • Nursing (1990)

  • Habilitation Therapy (1990)

  • Computer sciences, Information Technology, Software Development (1979)

  • Role-playing games and research (1977)

Involved with since 1977

Researching effects since 1983

Providing in and around schools since 1985

With incarcerated populations since 1989

For accessibility, rehabilitative, and therapeutic programs since 2004