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GMT-1 - Therapeutic Game Master – Level 1 – Beginner (8 hours)

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 13, 2016 08:50 PM, last modified Dec 18, 2016 03:13 PM
This 8 hour program provides level 1 certification as a Game Master for Therapeutic settings.

Course ID(s): TRPG-GMT-1xx-xx, LARP-GMT-1-1xx-xx, CRPG-GMT-1-1xx-xx, SRPG-GMT-1-1xx-xx

Focus: Healthcare.

Total Training Hours: 8 Hours

RPG Formats Included: 1 of 4 (TRPG, LARP, CRPG, SRPG)

Total Rate (local): $720

Rate (teleconference): $360 (max 8 trainees) *

Rate (on-site distant): Negotiable / RPG Trailer

Number of Trainees: 1 to 4 trainees per session.

Prerequisites: RPG-3 in related RPG format.

Post-training test: Yes (multiple-choice, fill in the blank, matching, short essay).  Require 90%+ test score to receive certificate.

Training Certification Received: GMT-1 in specific format.

Details: This program is available to both laypersons and established care professionals.

This program includes:

  • Background refresher and RPG advocacy (1 hour).
  • Hands-on interactive guidance running a group of 1 or more players through one or more various "standard" adventure scenarios (3 hours).
  • Processing about GMT candidates performance (1 hour).
  • Considerations for providing RPG sessions in the related format in a therapeutic setting (1 hour).
  •  RPG adaptations and consideration for specific special needs populations (1 hour).
  • Basics of creating a therapy-focused adventure (1 hour).


Training includes introductory interactive participation in one of 4 RPG formats: 

  • Tabletop (TRPG)
  • Live-action (LARP)
  • Solo and group computer-based (CRPG)
  • Solo adventure books and modules (SRPG).


Note: Training can be delivered either as one day-long (8 hour) session, or 2 half-day (4 hour) sessions. All training must take place within a contiguous 2 week period. 

* Teleconference training is not available for LARP or TRPG certification at this level. Listed teleconference rate is for training certification in CRPG or SRPG.