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)

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