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RFC for RPG TR Handbook

by Hawke Robinson published May 10, 2016 12:10 PM, last modified Dec 08, 2022 02:58 PM
Request For Comments on Role-Playing Gaming Therapeutic Recreation Handbook of Practice Drafts - A dedicated section of the site has been setup for this proposal and drafts. Both as a repository for PDFs and Wiki pages for more direct community involvement. As I continue to peruse in depth the Recreation Therapy Handbook of Practice, and tracking the sections of the book that could use role-playing gaming as a treatment (see my eaarlier posting notes for example), I'm considering trying to take on the (overwhelming) task of creating an RPG specific version of the book...

This would of course initially be theoretical. Until people actually start formally using RPGs for such therapies, it is unknown what the challenges and pitfalls will be for certain, though certainly many logical assumptions can be made (though will need verification).

II think I'll start out compiling my notes into a more organized document, then post it as a PDF for download, and then also export it to a Wiki style format. Then hopefully over time, as TR and other care professionals begin to (hopefully) use RPGs for their clients, they can modifyand make postings about their experiences to make it a more definite handbook.

Will see how this goes. People have any thoughts on this? If you are a care professional, would you find this useful?

I have setup a dedicated section here:

And the wiki version here:

Please provide comments, insights, suggestions, edits. If you register on this site, you can make edits directly to the wiki page.