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The best way to teach interpersonal skills for counseling
Develop more effective psychotherapists with the deliberate practice training system.
Execute more effective counseling courses
Individual feedback for psychotherapy students is challenging; but a solution does exist.
Train students the way that characterizes experts.
Finally, students have the opportunity to engage in deliberate practice for person-to-person skills in the same way that produces experts in other domains.
Target a huge variety of skill types with built-in modules
Focus student assignments by assembling course modules based on learning outcomes. Modules include a library of hundreds of in-session video categories.
Overcome cultural biases with skills such as mindfulness, relational orientation and non-superiority.
Use active listening and empathy to improve communication skills and build stronger relationships.
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Improve relationship-management practices with communication and conflict resolution skills
Resolve conflicts constructively and manage conflict with confidence, objectivity and empathy.
Use immediate feedback techniques like reflection and active listening to address challenging situations.
Improve communication skills using paraphrasing, validation and reflective listening.
Use patient-centered communication and education to deliver a treatment plan.
Build trust and foster empathy with mindful and intentional self disclosure.
Develop reflective practice through active listening, emotional expression recognition and empathy.
Explore deeply held values, thoughts and motivations to develop insight into people’s belief systems.
Develop crisis intervention techniques and risk assessment strategies for at-risk clients.
Utilize reflective listening and critical thinking skills to create cohesive and meaningful summaries.
Cultivate clarity through cognitive empathy and active listening to build collaborative relationships.
We have an ever expanding library of hundreds of videos to populate pre-built and custom modules.
Learners can practice anytime, anywhere.
Skillsetter enables therapy students to practice real-world therapy scenarios, unimpeded by typical requirements like real-time instructor oversight or peer-to-peer role playing.
"It is a very user-friendly website to navigate for both instructors and students. My students are able to practice their clinical skills and review their recordings easily. I can't imagine it not being part of my course."
Mary Kalazan, EdS., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Adjunct Faculty, Seton Hall University-SWW
"Now that I've used Skillsetter with actual students, I can't imagine teaching therapy skills again without it."
Professor of Psychotherapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Skillsetter provides hands-on learning for students to acquire counseling skills, and the feedback students receive can be immediately incorporated to enhance their learning."
Christina M. Schnyders, Ph.D., LPCC
Program Director and Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Development, Malone University, Canton, Ohio, USA
Create the ideal training environment for counselors
Finally, counseling and psychotherapy students have the opportunity to engage in deliberate practice to build interpersonal communication skills.
Target a variety of skills
From communications to clinical competencies, develop skills in an engaging environment.
Simple course creation
Choose from premade course modules, each targeting a focused group of therapy skills.
Simulated client sessions
Our video library features characters from different ages, ethnicities, sexualities, and more.
Accessible to all
Accessibility features are seamlessly integrated, including subtitles and screen reader text.
You can’t learn the piano by reading a book.
Indeed, to become an expert, learners must receive a combination of theory-based training and practice-based activities. Skillsetter leverages a scientific skill building theory called Deliberate Practice to give your students virtually limitless ability to practice the skills you’re teaching in class.
"The evidence suggests that to improve client outcomes, we must focus on improving the skills that characterize the most effective therapists. Such improvement requires deliberate practice of those skills."
Dr. Bruce Wampold
Co-Founder, Skillsetter Inc.
Get laser-like focus on where each student needs the most help.
- Quickly identify which students require support in particular areas.
- Provide grades and feedback directly from Skillsetter.
- Leverage a whole new remote channel to evaluate and support students.
Organizations who trust Skillsetter
What is Skillsetter?
Skillsetter is an online skill building system for instructors and learners of classes where interpersonal skills can improve outcomes. Our revolutionary system uses the science of deliberate practice to improve these skills in a way that is proven to create more effective interactions. Please note that Skillsetter was previously called Theravue. Learn more.
Who is Skillsetter for?
Skillsetter is designed and built exclusively for training that involves interpersonal skills from a wide range of disciplines including psychology; psychiatry, clinical counseling and social work to all aspects of corporate skills training. Skillsetter is designed to fit any organization size and can easily meet the needs of institutions, companies and organizations, government agencies, training professionals, teachers and instructors.
How does it work?
Skillsetter is based on over 30 years of research by our Chief Scientist Dr. Bruce Wampold of the University of Wisconsin. Our interactive system uses the science of deliberate practice to improve effectiveness and outcomes of interactions between people. Here’s how it works:
The student is shown a brief pre-recorded video of an actor portraying a relevant interaction, such as a client in therapy.
Using a web camera, the student records a response to the video as if they were in the same room as the character.
The Skillsetter system then provides the student with a set of guided feedback questions and an opportunity to re-record the response. The student then submits the video for further evaluation by the course instructor or teaching assistant.
We created some quick videos that walk you through how it works. View walkthrough videos.
How large is the Skillsetter video library?
Skillsetter regularly produces and adds new content to its library so this number is always increasing. Our library currently has over 600 scenarios, with a range of demographics, presenting conditions and cultural diversity. Please schedule a demo of Skillsetter to view the current modules available.
Can I create my own videos?
Yes! It is easy to add your own video content and rubrics. We created a quick video tutorial that can be accessed here that shows how easy it is to create a course. If you want a more in depth look, please schedule a demo and we would be happy to walk you through the process.
Can students sign up for Skillsetter without an instructor?
Currently, a student must be invited by an instructor to be able to access Skillsetter content. If you are a student, please contact your instructor for access. Instructors can schedule a demo of Skillsetter or call us at (+1) 778-402-5790 to set up a free instructor account.