RPG Workshop for Professionals 1: Introduction

RPG Workshop for Professionals Introduction. Tickets now available! For educators, therapists, entertainment, recreation, and other professionals wishing to learn how to incorporate role-playing games into their programs, services, and offerings. Presented by individuals with more then 40 years successful experience in multiple fields, supported by over 30 years of research and evidence-based practice data. These comprehensive day-long hands-on workshops provide the most robust training on these topics available anywhere. Register today!
Purchase tickets online here: https://rpgtherapeutics.tix.com/schedule.aspx?orgnum=6267
This is the first step for those interested in participating in the series of RPG Professional Workshop offerings by RPG Therapeutics LLC.
If you are a professional looking to include role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), No Thank You Evil, Doctor Who, Adventures in Middle-earth, or many others, in your practice,  you have not yet participated in our workshops or webinars, and you are looking for somewhere to begin, start with our introductory Hands-on Workshop listed here.
These high quality workshops will provide for you an exceptional introduction to role-playing games in professional settings, supported by decades of research and evidence-based practice.

Unlike other workshops offered by other individuals and organizations that are very lightweight and "fluffy" in the content,  our workshops provide rich learning environments and content supported by decades of experience, research, and evidence-based best practices.

This workshop is an introduction to all role-playing game formats: tabletop, live-action, electronic, & hybrids.

Additional deeper courses and workshops are also available, with this workshop as a prerequisite launching point for the more advanced offerings.

We generally offer this introductory workshop 1 to 4 times per year depending on demand.

Registration & Cost

Purchase tickets online here: https://rpgtherapeutics.tix.com/schedule.aspx?orgnum=6267

3 options:

  1. Onsite: $299
  2. Onsite + catered lunch: $325
  3. Onsite + lunch + dinner: $350
  4. Remote: $279

Remote Option

While we do the best we can to make remote participation as close to the in-person experience, the remote option provides some reduction in the hands-on activities participation & audience interaction involvement, so we recommend on-site participation for maximal benefit, but this option is for those unable to attend in person at our Washington, Idaho, Oregon, or Montana locations.


General RPG Professionals introductory all-day workshop takes place:

  • January 19th, 2019
  • January 18th, 2020
  • April 18th, 2020
  • June 20th, 2020
  • September 19th, 2020
  • December 12th, 2020

Arrive at 7:30 am for registration and seating. Join remotely at 7:30 am to verify access.

Workshop starts promptly at 8:00 am and runs until 6:00 pm Pacific Time (with breaks and lunch between).

Sometimes we offer optional post-workshop social/dinner for those interested from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


  • 1 day (8 learning hours total plus lunch and breaks, 10+ hours overall).


  • 1312 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99201

Also a remote option, though with less hands-on experience and interaction than the on-site participants receive.


Register & Purchase Ticket(s)

Purchase tickets online here: https://rpgtherapeutics.tix.com/schedule.aspx?orgnum=6267

For more information feel free to email: info@rpgpros.com or call (833) RPG-PROS (774-7767) extension 710  any time between Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time.


Workshop Areas

This introductory workshop is appropriate for professionals wishing to use role-playing games in professional settings for: recreation, entertainment, education, professional development, or therapeutic goals. 

It is geared for working professionals while being appropriate for both complete novices to role-playing games as well as experienced role-playing gamers, wishing to bring RPGs into their practice.

Proof of completion of this workshop is required for participation in the more advanced workshops and related offerings.

This workshop also includes information on how to get started as a paid RPG Professional, and how to implement and grow your RPG Professional business from people that have been paid professional game masters for more than 35 years, and over 40 years of RPG experience in the field.

Topics covered include introductions to important RPG professional considerations about:

  • Accessibility & Adaptation
  • Addressing negative inculcated attitudes & stigma about RPGs & RPGers
  • Behavioral Health
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Community
  • Deescalation of disruptive player archetypes
  • Educational venues
  • Electronic (eRPG)
  • Entertainment venues
  • Higher Education
  • History & evolution of RPGs
  • Hybrid RPGs (HRPG)
  • Incarcerated populations
  • Live-action RPG (LRPG & Larp)
  • Management considerations
  • Mental Health
  • Military/Veterans 
  • Older Adults 
  • Online & remote
  • Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine
  • Population specific information
  • Professional Standards
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Recreational venues
  • Schools
  • Social skills development
  • Special Education
  • Tabletop RPG (TRPG)
  • Technology considerations
  • Therapeutic venues
  • Training utility and options
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
  • Others

Additional available workshops and courses delve more deeply into each area that you are introduced to in this workshop.

Instruction Methods

Instructional Methods For All 4 Sessions

  • Lecture
  • Interactive activities
  • Discussion
  • Initial lecture with slide show, video, audio, and physical objects presentation.
  • Array of example adaptive and RPG-related materials (dice, miniatures, maps, modules, books, boffers, and other equipment).
  • Interactive discussions and examples shared with audience participants
  • Short interactive audience verbal quizzes
  • Hands-on workshops introducing all 4 RPG formats
  • Open audience Q&A.
  • Scored tests.


Schedule Overview

  • Doors open and begin seating: 7:45 am.
    • Session 1: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Break 1: 10:00 am to 10:30 am
    • Session 2: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Break 2 Lunch: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    • Session 3: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Break 3: 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Session 4: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Optional post-workshop dinner/social 6:30 pm to 10 pm.


Program Outline & Topics

  • Introduction to Role-Playing Games (RPGs) as Intervention Modalities: History, Theory, Research Evidence, Evidence-in-practice, & Hands-on Examples.
  • Role-playing games across the human developmental life cycle from toddlers through senior adults.
  • Specific Examples of RPG programs for At-risk, Special Needs, Social Skills Dev, & Many Other Populations.
  • Professional Development & Considerations When Using RPGs.



In order to receive a completion endorsement toward a training certificate, attendees must sign in and out of each session, and must pass the workshop test with a 90% or higher. All tests are pass/fail, no partial credit will be awarded.

There are typically 10 questions per session.

Testing takes place after the final session.

We offer paper handout tests for those participating in the on-site program.

For remote participants we are working on an online testing platform and if available will provide access.

Test duration time allocated is 1 hour. Testing typically takes 30-45 minutes.

Additional time may be arranged for upon request.

Tests are multiple choice.

Also accessibility consideration may be available with requests received in advance. Tests must be passed with a 90% or better to receive badge toward diploma.

Participants may opt not to take the test and only receive a participation certificate (as long as they have full attendance), often needed for employer reimbursement.


Target Audience

Professionals looking to integrate RPGs into their profession.

  • Aspiring RPG Professionals
  • Educators
  • Graduates/New Professionals
  • Healthcare & Social Workers
  • Mid-Career Professionals
  • Researchers
  • Seasoned Professionals
  • Therapists & Counselors


Example Facility Applications

  • Clinical to community transitions
  • Community centers
  • Independent skills development programs
  • In-school and after-school programs
  • Libraries
  • Mobile facilities
  • Parks
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Mental health
  • Therapeutic settings
  • University community support programs
  • Camps (day, overnight, summer, etc.)


Credits / CEUs

Some of our programs do provide CEUs through the American Therapeutic Recreation Association website and ATRA conferences.

Most of the rest of our programs do not currently provide CEUs, but there are exceptions.

Our programs do track training hours and require passing tests. This is helpful for employers and others needing proof of training.

Our sessions do apply toward our RPG Professional Certification programs.

In some instances we do offer workshops and webinars that do provide CEUs at added accreditation cost. 

The accredited workshops and webinars are usually at professional conference events, or on professional association websites through organizations such as the ATRA, NCTRC, and others.

Test questions and testing pass/fail level is determined by the certifying body.


Contact Information


Mailing Address: 1312 North Monroe Street, Suite #114, Spokane, WA 99201

Website: http://www.rpgtherapy.com 

US Toll-free phone: (833) RPG-PROS (774-7767) extension 710

Local phone/text: (509) 608-6441

Email: info@rpgtherapy.com




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