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by Hawke Robinson published Nov 05, 2015 04:20 PM, last modified Dec 05, 2015 12:56 AM
If you work in the healthcare industry, this page provides additional information about why you should donate to help build the RPG Trailer...

Hawke Robinson Presenting at Seattle Children's Hospital 2015Hawke Speaking at WorldCon 73 / Sasuan 2015 on RPGs for Therapy & EducationUsing a multidisciplinary bio-psycho-social approach to providing therapeutic services for clients, including:

  • Recreation Therapy (RT) / Therapeutic Recreation (TR)
  • Cognitive/Behavioral Psychology
  • and  Neuroscience

Using relevant evidence-based and theory-based approaches, guided by RT/TR methodologies to provide intervention program plans drawing upon 30+ years of research on the various forms of role-playing games as an intervention modality to achieve clients' specific therapeutic goals. 



Setting up for Hawke's LARP adapted program for Autism Spectrum toddlers, at Eastern Washington University. Pilot Program.

The RPG Trailer will make it possible to provide RPG to your clients directly, or for me to come out and train your health professionals in how to use regular and adapted role-playing games to achieve your clients' goals.



Hawke Robinson, the creator of the RPG Trailer, is registered with the Washington State Department of Health as a Recreation Therapist

This provides oversight and disciplinary measures for health professionals. My legal name is William Hawkes-Robinson. My registration number is RE#  60526204):

I am a member in good standard with the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association (WSTRA), and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).

I am also currently a student at Eastern Washington University (EWU) working on an interdisciplinary degree in Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Neuroscience, & Research Psychology. After completing two internships (recreation therapy and psychology), I am planning to sit for the NCTRC CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) exam. I am a member of WSTRA & ATRA . I have completed the Mental Health First Aid certification program.

I have been participating in role-playing games since 1979. I am founder of The RPG Research Project, and many other RPG related endeavors.

I answer in even more detail about this question in the #RPGNET Live Q&A, and in Michael Tresca's 3 part interview.

You can also read more about my background here: and here: