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Collection of RPG for Psychiatric Disorders

by Hawke Robinson published Aug 13, 2015 12:05 PM, last modified Aug 13, 2015 12:10 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 11, 2016 07:40 PM
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 11, 2016 07:38 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 11, 2016 07:39 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 Feb 29, 2016 12:42 AM
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 Jun 01, 2016 09:01 AM
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 11:15 AM
Video of Hawke speaking at WorldCOn 73 on "Gaming for Education, Gaming for Therapy", August 19th, 2015.
A couple of new polls on by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 11:29 PM
I posted a couple of (unscientific) polls on 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 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 Jun 01, 2016 11:07 AM
It has been a VERY busy 10 months. I've spoken at 3 conventions/conferences, sat on panels and presentations, and been in a live Q&A chat session, and had multiple 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...
RPG Recreation Therapy Hypothetical Scenario - Bipolar Clients in Complex Interpersonal Interactions by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:15 AM
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.
Where are Those Research Reports.... Don't you Just Hate When That Happens? by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 14, 2015 12:07 AM
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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