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Collection of RPG for Psychiatric Disorders

by Hawke Robinson published Aug 13, 2015 07:05 PM, last modified Aug 13, 2015 07:10 PM
This list is autogenerated by finding all articles, links, files, and pages that have the categorization of "Filed under: RPG Psychiatric". If you are aware of a program that is not listed, using role-playing gaming for education, please post a comment here, or email ( rpgresearcher at gmail dot com ).
1979 - Fantasy in psychiatric patients; exploring a myth by RPG Research Admin — last modified Jan 12, 2016 03:40 AM
Starker, Steven. “.” Hospital & Community Psychiatry, 30.1 (1979): 25-30. Rather than getting lost in fantasies, psychiatric patients generally suffer from too little fantasy. 6 pages. (1979, January).
1980 - Fluid and Rigid Boundaries of Paranoid and Nonparanoid Schizophrenics on a Role-Playing Task. by RPG Research Admin — last modified Jan 18, 2017 11:23 PM
Abstract. Johnson, David Quinlan, Donald
1985 - Representational boundaries in role portrayals among paranoid and nonparanoid schizophrenic patients. by RPG Research Admin — last modified Jan 18, 2017 11:23 PM
Johnson, David R.; Quinlan, Donald M.
1993 - The Impact of Unstructured Games of Fantasy and Role Playing on an Inpatient Unit for Adolescents by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 05, 2018 09:28 PM
Ascherman, Lee I. Menninger Clinic, Children's Division, Topeka, KS 66601. Int J Group Psychother. 1993 Jul;43(3):335-44. - The impact of unstructured games of fantasy and role playing on an inpatient unit for adolescents Ascherman, L IView Profile. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy43.3 (Jul 1993): 335-344.
1994 - Role-playing games to treat suicidal schizoid by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 18, 2017 11:24 PM
The Conclusion portion of Blackmon's report sums up the many possibilities that developing and establishing use of role-playing games for targeted therapeutic benefit may be able to provide for those in serious need:
File QuickTime video 2015 (Video) - RPGR - RPGR-A00015a by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 06:15 PM
Video of Hawke speaking at WorldCOn 73 on "Gaming for Education, Gaming for Therapy", August 19th, 2015.
A couple of new polls on RPG.net by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 15, 2015 06:29 AM
I posted a couple of (unscientific) polls on rpg.net related to the demographics of role-playing gamers. The first one is average income (in estimated annual United States Dollars), the other on current relationship status (married, single, divorced, etc.). This is specific to tabletop role-playing gamers.
Amalgamation of News Coverage, Panels, Q&A, Hangouts, Broadcasts, Interviews, & Presentations on RPG Research Studies on the Effects of RPG, and RPG used for Therapy & Education by Hawke Robinson by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 10, 2018 07:38 AM
It has been a VERY busy 10 months. we have spoken at many conventions/conferences, sat on panels, provided presentations, been in live Q&A chat session, and had many interviews. All about the effects of role-playing games, and their use to achieve therapeutic and educational goals for many different populations. Here is a listing of all these in one location for your convenience...
Comment Hawke Robinson on 1993 - The Impact of Unstructured Games of Fantasy and Role Playing on an Inpatient Unit for Adolescents by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 05, 2018 07:28 PM
Agreed. Research generally shows, especially for many psychiatric inpatients, the key for this modality is structure. The study does use the term state "unnstructured", and [...]
RPG Recreation Therapy Hypothetical Scenario - Bipolar Clients in Complex Interpersonal Interactions by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 06:15 PM
As we continue through the course on Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities at Eastern Washington University, we have various assignments to write up hypothetical scenarios with hypothetical clients. This is one with several types of scenarios with hypothetical bipolar clients using tabletop role-playing gaming as the core activity. This is a high level overview, rather than a detailed activity analysis.
Comment Russell on 1993 - The Impact of Unstructured Games of Fantasy and Role Playing on an Inpatient Unit for Adolescents — — last modified Feb 29, 2016 08:42 AM
Maybe if "treatment professionals" understood the role playing as a tool and took responsibility for delivering the correct messages within the game rather than letting [...]
Where are Those Research Reports.... Don't you Just Hate When That Happens? by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 18, 2017 11:24 PM
In conversation on Facebook yesterday, I mentioned, as I have done a number of times in recent years, about my reading two different research reports about inpatient groups and role-playing gaming. I seemed to recall the papers mentioning they were schizophrenic, and one report was a disaster, while the other was an outstanding success....

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