A Good Problem to Have, So Many Opportunities to Help Others! But Sharing Warning to Self...
Ever since purchasing the trailer, things have accelerated at a wonderful, but also alarming, rate. These are the good kind of problems to have, but still important to note warnings, reminding myself not to overdo it (as an attempted to be reformed workaholic) :-) .
Wonderfully, people are coming at me from many directions with wonderful ideas and requests for help, services, training, etc., excited by the potentials their eyes are being opened to. There are so many people to help, and the use of RPGs (and music) as the modalities, really taking off in demand now that I have the prototype trailer!
But, there are a few things I still need to keep in priority and finish before I can go "full throttle" on all these many great opportunities.
- My sons are number one priority (and of course my recovering health issues). They are now 16, 18, & 20. So they require less constant time, but still are in important developmental stages requiring my availability, though no longer my constant attendance.
- I still need to finish the interdisciplinary bachelors degree in Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Neuroscience, & Research Psychology at Eastern Washington University (EWU), check on NCTRC degree compliance, apply for and complete the two internships (10 weeks psychology, and 16 weeks Therapeutic Recreation), and sit for the test to get the NCTRC certification (CTRS). About a year or so left (depending on internship and course timing, it could bleed into the following year.
Those caveats stated clearly as priorities, here are all the wonderful things brewing:
- Providing local/regional services to those in need, using the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer. http://www.rpgtrailer.com
- Finishing the research analysis and report for the Experiences of Gender Bias in the Gaming Industry & Community project, under the current Washington State University (WSU) IRB waiver. http://rpgr.org/blog/rpg-gender-bias-research-stage-2-status-update-1
- Working on the new shared community platform (NDA).
- Working on the new therapeutic RPG video game (NDA).
- Working with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) throughout Idaho, Washington, & Oregon, using the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer. http://www.rpgresearch.com/blog/the-muscular-dystrophy-association
- Further re-evaluation of Warhammer FRP as platform for MD patients and other patients with fine motor skill challenges, use of tokens moved on sheet instead of writing. http://www.rpgresearch.com/blog/warhammer-frp-ideal-for-immature-gamers, http://www.rpgresearch.com/blog/wading-back-into-warhammer-frp-again, http://www.rpgresearch.com/blog/thoughts-on-rpg-assessment-process, http://rpgresearch.com/blog/israeli-group-attempting-to-use-rpgs-as-therapy-tool
- Providing and revising the RPG training and certification programs, attempting to established professional standards in the RPG community. http://rpgtherapeutics.com/services/rpg-training-certification/2016-2017-information
- Through the above training, develop and recruit trained assistances to distribute my work load, eventually training and certifying trainers to implement the training programs and RPG programs.
- Providing training and services to Navos facility some time in the late Spring or early Summer. http://rpgtherapeutics.com/services
- Providing services to Autism Spectrum ASD / PAVE members in Tacoma in Spring or Summer. http://rpgresearch.com/blog/first-prototype-of-tabletop-rpg-as-a-modality-for-therapeutic-educational-intervention, http://rpgresearch.com/blog/using-role-playing-games-for-autism-spectrum-participants
- Updating the TR/RT RPG Handbook of Practice. http://rpgresearch.com/news/news-rfc-rpg-tr-handbook-of-practice
- Evaluate potential standardization in use of D&D 5e Adventures in Middle-earth as FRP system/setting this November, December, & January. http://www.rpgresearch.com/blog/adventures-in-middle-earth-d-d-5e-tolkien-based-gaming
- Further evaluate potential of Cryptomancer RPG. http://www.rpgresearch.com/blog/have-fun-learning-infosec-through-an-rpg
- Undertake the research study with Professor Messina on the prevalence of ADHD in the Therapeutic Recreation / Recreation Therapy profession.
- Further revision of my chapter for the upcoming book by Professor Dattilo of Pennsylvania State on using Role-Playing Games for "Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation" 4th edition. http://rpgresearch.com/blog/returned-from-2016-pnatra-conference-in-portland
So, I intend to finish all the above (and whatever else I have in the TODO queue that didn't make it on this list), but please be understanding if it is stretched over a considerable amount of time.
I am also going to have to reluctantly begin asking people to wait a year or so before I can engage in the many other offers being presented. When I have some assistants to help with my load, then we can ramp things up.