RPG Therapeutics Roots and History

A brief summary of the evolution of disciplines that lead to the development of RPG Therapeutics LLC's services.

 

  • Experimental Psychology (1879)
  • Evolution of Therapeutic Recreation / Recreation Therapy begins around early 1900s, and evolved into defined profession & practices around 1950s, merging multiple TR & RT approaches into evidence based professional practices guided by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) & the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
  • Various non-game psychiatric & psychological role-play techniques, including: Psychodrama (1946), Gestalt approaches (1951), Drama Therapy (1970s)
  • CBT (1970s)
  • Neuropsychology (1980)
  • Mindfulness (MBCT, 1991)
  • CFT (2000s)
  • Formal development of Therapeutic Gaming, Therapeutic RPG, RPG Therapy, & The RPG Research Project (2004)
  • Incorporation of RPG Therapeutics LLC (2014)

 

RPG Therapeutics Founder's History Related to RPG Therapy

  • 1977 - Founder's introduction to role-playing games.
  • 1979 - Founder writes his own text-based RPG
  • 1983 - Writes 8 page research essay on RPG
  • 1985 - Teachers RPG in the classroom at Realms of Inquiry School for Gifted & Talented Children.
  • 2004 - Founding of The RPG Research Project, RPG Model, Certified RPG Professionals, Therapeutic Use of Role-Playing Games, Paper: "An Overview of the History and Potential Therapeutic Value of Role-playing Gaming", and the beginning of many papers thereon.
  • 2004 - Founding of The RPG Research Project
  • 2006 - Launch of dedicated website for The RPG Resarch Project
  • 2010 - 2013 - RPG Optimization studies
  • 2013 - Proposal and research for RPG Trailer Prototype
  • 2013 - Phase 1 Study on Experiences of Gender Bias in the Gaming Community & Industry
  • 2014 - Incorporation of RPG Therapeutics LLC
  • 2015 - Phase 2 Study on Experiences of Gender Bias in the Gaming Community& Industry (WorldCon 73)
  • 2016 - RPG Trailer on NWCN / KREM2 News
  • 2017 - Incorporation of non-profit 501(c)3 organization RPG Research
  • 2017 - Creation of the RPG Education online learning platform
  • 2017 - Acquired RPG Bus prototype
  • 2018 - 8 Western US States RPG Tour

 

 

 

 

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