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The best way to teach interpersonal skills for social work

Develop highly skilled social workers through life-like practice scenarios.

Train learners the way that characterizes experts.

Finally, learners 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 learner assignments by assembling course modules based on learning outcomes. Modules include a library of hundreds of in-session video categories.

Learners can practice anytime, anywhere.

Skillsetter enables social work learners to experience real-world practice scenarios, quickly building the confidence and skills they need to work with individuals, families, groups and communities.

Create the ideal training environment for social workers

Finally, social work learners have the opportunity to engage in deliberate practice to build relational and interpersonal communication skills.

Target a variety of skills

From building rapport, interviewing techniques and advocacy, master skills in a structured and supportive environment.

Simple course creation

Choose from premade course modules, each targeting a focused group of core skills essential for social workers.

Simulated client sessions

Our video library is always expanding with clients from different ages, religions, races, sexualities, and more.

Accessible to all

Built for users of all abilities, accessibility features are seamlessly integrated, including subtitles and screen reader text.

You can’t learn the piano by reading a book.

Skillsetter is an online learning platform that brings theory-based learning to life. Learners are empowered with the ability to practice the skills you’re teaching in class.


Get laser-like focus on where each learner needs the most help.

  • Quickly identify which learners require support in particular areas.
  • Provide grades and feedback directly from Skillsetter.
  • Leverage a whole new remote channel to evaluate and support learners.

Organizations who trust 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.

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.

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:

  1. The learner is shown a brief pre-recorded video of an actor portraying a relevant interaction, such as a client in therapy.

  2. Using a web camera, the learner records a response to the video as if they were in the same room as the character.

  3. The Skillsetter system then provides the learner with a set of guided feedback questions and an opportunity to re-record the response. The learner then submits the video for further evaluation by the course instructor or assistant.

We created some quick videos that walk you through how it works. View walkthrough videos.

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.

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.

Currently, a learner must be invited by an instructor to be able to access Skillsetter content. If you are a learner, 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.