Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 148
Total: 148
Who Is Where:
01: Home
02: Home
03: Search
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Home
07: Stories Archive
08: Home
09: Home
10: Community Forums
11: Home
12: Home
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Home
22: Community Forums
23: Stories Archive
24: Stories Archive
25: Home
26: Community Forums
27: Stories Archive
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Home
31: Community Forums
32: Community Forums
33: Stories Archive
34: Community Forums
35: Stories Archive
36: Community Forums
37: Home
38: Community Forums
39: Stories Archive
40: Home
41: Community Forums
42: Stories Archive
43: Home
44: Home
45: Home
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Search
49: Stories Archive
50: Home
51: Home
52: Stories Archive
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Home
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Home
63: Home
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: Stories Archive
69: Community Forums
70: Home
71: Community Forums
72: Stories Archive
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Home
84: Community Forums
85: Home
86: Home
87: Stories Archive
88: Home
89: Home
90: Community Forums
91: Home
92: Home
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Stories Archive
96: Home
97: Home
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Home
101: Home
102: Community Forums
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Home
106: Topics
107: Home
108: Stories Archive
109: Stories Archive
110: Stories Archive
111: Stories Archive
112: Home
113: Stories Archive
114: Community Forums
115: Home
116: Community Forums
117: Community Forums
118: Home
119: Stories Archive
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: Home
125: Community Forums
126: Stories Archive
127: Home
128: Stories Archive
129: Community Forums
130: Community Forums
131: Community Forums
132: Community Forums
133: Home
134: Stories Archive
135: Community Forums
136: Home
137: Community Forums
138: Home
139: Home
140: News
141: Stories Archive
142: Community Forums
143: Community Forums
144: Community Forums
145: Community Forums
146: Home
147: Community Forums
148: Stories Archive

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Main › General Gaming Discussion › Presenting at WSTRA Conference - RPG as Therapy WSTRA Con 16
Presenting at WSTRA Conference - RPG as Therapy WSTRA Con 16

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGeneral Gaming Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 34
Location: Spokane, WA, USA

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:36 pm    Post subject: Presenting at WSTRA Conference - RPG as Therapy WSTRA Con 16

Just an update, I will be speaking April 11th, 2015 at the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association 16th Annual Conference about using role-playing games for therapeutic and educational interventions from a therapeutic recreation perspective.

Here is more detail:

My Topic: "Therapeutic and educational uses of role-playing games (RPG) as intervention modalities for individuals and groups from the Therapeutic Recreation perspective."

This covers all forms of role-playing games, tabletop, live-action, computer-based, and choose-your-own-adventure.

This is my first TR-related presentation to the TR professionals. My previous presentations have been at gamer-related communities.

Wish me luck!

Instructional Methods

Lecture, audience discussion participation, followed by Q&A discussion. Initial lecture with PowerPoint presentation and array of example RPG-related materials (dice, miniatures, maps, modules, books, etc.), interactive discussions and examples with audience participants, short interactive quiz (electronic and/or paper and pencil), followed by open audience Q&A.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this session, participant will:

Identify and explain existing research indicating the benefits and risks of diversionary use of RPG in all major formats.

Identify and explain examples of specific areas that non-adapted RPG can directly achieve TR-related client outcomes.

Identify specific populations that can benefit from a TR-based RPG intervention program.

Identify and illustrate examples of specific areas that applying TR methodologies to adapted RPG can achieve specific client outcomes.

Specify areas still needing further research for future use of TR-based RPG.

Session Outline
Total 90 minutes session.

Segment (Minutes) - Description

1. (5) – Introduction.

2. (5) – Brief history of RPG.

3. (5) – Overview and explanation of key components of a role-playing game, and the differences in formats (tabletop, computer-based, LARP).

4. (5) - The myths about RPG.

5. (5) - Dispelling the inculcated myths with science.

6. (5) - Early correlative research regarding role-playing gamers, including published research from other disciplines using role-playing games for educational and therapeutic purposes. Some of the older research indicating strong correlations, but leaves questions of causality. Includes statistically significant aspects of regular role-playing gamers.

7. (5) - Findings of earlier research studies from other disciplines using RPG as intervention modality. Existing correlative and causal research.

8. (5) - Some current non-TR educational programs currently in place using RPG around the world.

9. (5) - Some current non-TR therapeutic programs currently in place using RPG around the world.

10. (10) – While none of the above approaches are currently using TR methodologies, this segment presents reason why TR seems an excellent match for adapted RPG for various interventions. This segment illustrates potential TR approaches to using adaptive RPG for specific clients, both individuals and/or groups.

11. (5) - “Show & Tell” examples of specific RPG-related materials

Dice and other randomizing items

Miniatures and related painting and assembly tools

Battlemats and terrain

Costumes for LARP

Wheelchair adaptations for LARP

Other related examples of RPG-related materials.

12. (10) - Examples of actual and proposed uses of RPG in a variety of TR settings.

Autism spectrum toddlers

Autism spectrum youth and adults

Traumatic Brain Injury - RPG program plan overviews for TBI neuro-plasticity recovery process.

At-risk teens cooperative social skills problem solving development


14. (5) – Interactive quiz (electronic and/or paper & pencil).

15. (15) - Summary and audience question and answer.

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas

Foundational Knowledge (FKW)

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGeneral Gaming Discussion All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Nov 19, 2018 at 21:25:38

Smash Up the Bigger and Geekier box
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Sep 11, 2018 at 01:06:52

August 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Aug 16, 2018 at 17:46:40

July 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:54:37

Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54

Best comic book to movie adaptation

Results :: Polls

Votes: 1578
Comments: 4


Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars