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Welcome to the RPG Therapeutics LLC Website

by Hawke Robinson published Oct 25, 2016 08:55 PM, last modified Jan 31, 2019 11:40 PM
Developing "RPG Therapy" since 2004. Based on Therapeutic Recreation methodologies including components from Neuroscience, CBT, & CFT. RPG Therapeutics LLC provides research, education, consulting, training, and therapeutic services. Our programs utilize music and role-playing games in all formats: tabletop, live-action, solo, and computer-based. Involved with RPGs since 1979, the founder of RPG Therapeutics LLC first began developing and using role-playing games (RPGs) in educational settings in 1985, and has been developing programs using RPGs to achieve therapeutic goals, aka RPG Therapy, for clients since 2004.

Drawing upon Recreation Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation methodologies, including components from the neurosciences, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) theories and compassion-focused therapy (CFT) theories, using the modalities of role-playing games and/or music to achieve the educational and therapeutic goals of clients, including a broad range of populations from 2 years old through the elderly. Populations include (but are not limited to):

  • Autism Spectrum (ASD, PDD, Asperger's, etc.)
  • ADHD
  • At-risk youth
  • Brain injury recovery (stroke, TBI, etc.)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Developmental Delays
  • Developmental Impairments
  • Gifted & talented
  • Incarcerated youth
  • In-patient youth
  • In-patient to out-patient substance dependency rehabilitation transition
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Social skills development
  • Social & agoraphobia



 Many areas of benefit are often realized through the intentional utilization of music and role-playing games,, some of the most common benefits include:



  • Appropriate behavior

  • Appropriate verbal interaction

  • Anger management

  • Communication
  • Cooperative problem solving
  • Cooperation with diverse people/cultures/backgrounds

  • Delayed gratification
  • Effective / Assertive (not aggressive) interaction methodologies
  • Empathy
  • Frustration recognition and management
  • Impulse control
  • Leadership

  • Walking in others shoes/experiences

  • Exposure to other cultures, religions, histories, belief systems, etc.

  • Languages/Linguistics

  • Multicultural mythologies

  • Learning/following the rules but also “thinking outside of the box when needed”



  • Theatrics/acting

  • Improvisation

  • Reading/writing (creative)

  • Artwork (drawing, painting lead figures, etc.)

  • Music

  • Poetry



  • Causality
  • Short and long term planning
  • Memory
  • Mathematics

  • Statistics

  • Researching

  • Problem solving (e.g. puzzles, riddles, mazes, etc.)

  • Reading/writing (technical)

  • History

  • Geography

  • Cartography

  • Geology

  • Economics

  • Government systems

  • Politics

  • Ecology

  • Metallurgy

  • Meteorology

  • Astronomy

  • Physics

  • Demographics

  • Warfare tactics and strategies

  • Technologies past and present

  • Architecture