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RPG Therapeutics LLC provides interdisciplinary therapeutic & educational services through Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, RPG Therapy, biological and neurological feedback, and related disciplines and metholodologies.
Welcome to the RPG Therapeutics website. Originally beginning research in 1985, and ramping up since 2004, RPG Therapeutics LLC provides, among other services, programs that fulfill the needs of individuals and groups by utilizing well-established professional methodologies in the adaptive application of role-playing games as therapeutic and/or educational intervention modalities for many different population needs. Simply, we use role-playing game therapy (RPG Therapy) to help address the specific needs of individuals and groups.
RPG Therapeutics LLC is the therapeutic implementation of more than 35 years of related experience, and ongoing formal research since 2004 from The RPG Research Project. Originally beginning our research in 1984, and then ramping up projects since 2004.

We use methodologies and professional guidelines for Recreational Therapy & Therapeutic Recreation as defined by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA - This includes theory-based and evidence-based approaches, and following the APIED standards:

Assessment - A systematic procedure for gathering select information about an individual for the purpose of making decisions regarding  that individual’s program or treatment plan.

Planning -

Intervention -

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Documentation -

We are currently working on business incorporation (completed), program plans development and testing (currently under way), business licensing (in progress), insurance (in progress), certification (in progress), payment requirements (under way), and staffing (pending) before accepting new clients.

Check back periodically for updates on this website and announcements for when we will begin accepting new clients.

While RPG Research ( ) is the pure research division, RPG Therapeutics LLC ( ) utilizes information developed from the RPG Research studies, and other sources, toward the implementation of Therapeutic Recreation program plans to meet specific targeted goals for clients.

RPG Therapeutics LLC uses well established interdisciplinary methodologies from professions such as Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Research Psychology, and Neuroscience.

While the roots of RPG Research began in 1985, it was formally founded in 2004, with our Spokane facilities established in 2012.

We are currently designing a wheelchair friendly mobile facility to provide services throughout the greater Northwest, USA, and eventually all of North America.

RPG Therapeutics LLC was formally created in 2014, and completed Washington state incorporation October 2014.

The founder and president of RPG Therapeutics LLC is Hawke Robinson, registered with the Washington State Department of Health as a Recreation Therapist ID# RE60526204 a member in good standing with the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association, and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association since 2014. Also pending membership with the Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association in January/February 2016. He is working toward the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) accreditation through the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), and American Music Therapy Association certification.

Research and program plans have been developed by drawing upon interdisciplinary approaches from Therapeutic Recreation (TR) / Recreation Therapy (RT), music therapy, research psychology, and the neurosciences, then implemented through Recreation Therapy (RT) / Therapeutic Recreation (TR) methodologies.

If interested in participating in early research stages, please visit the The RPG Research Project website and complete the research registration request form.

RPG Therapeutics utilizes multiple Role-Playing Game (RPG) formats that best fit specific client needs. These formats include regular and adaptive versions of Tabletop RPG (TRPG), Computer-based RPG (CRPG/MMO/MMORPG/MUD/MUSH), Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA), and Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP), bio and neuro monitoring, and bio and neuro feedback for individuals and groups.

Program plans include but are not limited to:

  • Age groups from 2.5 years old, to senior citizens.
  • Populations requiring socialization skill development, addressed through cooperative problem solving modules.
  • Populations with various learning disorders, using RPG as educational and therapeutic tools to achieve specific targeted goals.
  • Autism Spectrum (ASD / PDD) toddlers, youth, and adults for both therapeutic and educational milestones.
  • Brain Injury (TBI, stroke, etc.) neuro-plasticity-related benefits.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), exposure, desensitization, and reintegration.
  • At-risk youth cooperative activities and in-person social network support group development.
  • Depression, developing success-oriented approaches and improved social support network.
  • A number of other populations and targeted goals.


As of December 8th, 2014, RPG Therapeutics LLC founder and president, Hawke Robinson, registered with Washington state as a Recreation Therapist. He has not yet sat for the NCTRC CTRS (still must finish degree and internship before qualifying to sit for the certification test). This state registration does allow use of the term "Recreation Therapist" in Washington state, without having yet met the NCTRC certification requirements.

As of October 17th, 2014, RPG Therapeutics LLC is now a registered Washington State Limited Liability Company.

October 14th, 2014, Hawke Robinson, founder of RPG Therapeutics LLC, as required for all health workers in Washington state, certified in the course for HIV/AIDS Education training, taking the 7 hours options in: Etiology, Clinical Manifestations, Epidemiology, Transmission, Prevention & Brief Risk Intervention, Standard Precautions, HIV Antibody/Testing/Counseling, Nursing Care/Symptom Management, Drug Treatment, Psychological Impact, Legal and Ethical Issues.

April 4th, 2014 Hawke Robinson, founder of RPG Therapeutics LLC, certified in Mental Health First Aid.

For questions, please feel free to contact us at:

Phone/Text: (509) 481-5437

Email: rpgtherapeutics at gmail dot com

Postal Mail: 1312 N. Monroe, Suite #114, Spokane, WA, 99201