1. Hawke Robinson

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/07 03:58:00 GMT+0, last modified 2018-09-17T18:55:24+00:00
Founder and President of RPG Research. Published under W.A. Hawkes-Robinson.

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Name: Hawke Robinson

Position(s) / Title(s): Founder & President

Volunteer Start Date: 2004

Volunteer Number: 1

Level: 8 (Ultra-violet, 30,000+ hours)

RPG Experience: Since late 1970s


  • Washington State Dept. of Health Registered Recreational Therapist (2014-2019)
  • Interdisciplinary B.A. Psychology, Music & Recreation Therapy, Eastern Washington University. (2019)
  • Mental Health First Aide Certification (2014)
  • Global Information Assurance Certified Incident Handler, SANS Institute (2002)
  • Sun Solaris Certified Systems Administrator (SCSA)  (2001)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) (1999) / Professional (MCP) (1998)
  • Novell Certified Netware Administrator (CNA) (1998)
  • Associates in Computer Science, Certified Careers Institute (1998)
  • Environmental Services Certified (Utah State College) (1993)
  • Automotive Service Excellent (ASE) certifications x4 (1992)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (1991)
  • Habilitation Therapist (1991)

Role-playing gamer since 1970s, researching effects of RPGs since 1983, implementing RPGs in educational settings since 1985, and in therapeutic settings since 2004. Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist with a background in computer science, research psychology, neuroscience, music & recreation therapy.

Multi-instrumentalist (more than 20), composer, vocalist, performer under the pseudonym "Synthetic Zen", and drum circle facilitator which we often use in conjunction with our various programs.


Hawke Robinson Interviews, Articles, In The Media

On Wizards of the Coast's Dragon Talk January 2018 (MP3) (VIDEO) (ARTICLE)

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

Unconventional – Role Playing Games (RPG)

Clinical Application of Therapeutic Gaming

Saving the Game: Weekend Reading 33

Reddit: D&D Being Used For Therapy

Take This: Dragon Talk Delves Into RPG Research and RPG Therapy

SpoCon 2017 Speaker List

PNW RPG Research – RPG Therapy

Drama Workds: LARP – The way Live Action Role-Play is revolutionising education

Social and Emotional Roleplaying Resources: Sociology of TTRPGs (Group Dynamics)

MERPCON III : Overdose

Our Fractured Minds: OFM S1 E10: (Dungeon) Mastering the Mind w/ Hawke Robinson, Recreational Therapist

CAR-PGa NEWSLETTER - Vol. 27, No. 5

KREM2 / NWCN News: Local man opens unique mobile therapy unit to help physically disabled

The Hardboiled GMshoe's Office: [Q&A] Hawke Robinson (The RPG Research Project)

Red de Rol: The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer (non-English)

LARPing as Therapy Video Panel

VICE: LARPing Is the Future of Education











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