This session will focus on the use of telehealth technology to improve access to mental health services for aging veterans in the Veteran Health Administration (VHA). The speakers, representing 5 different VA centers across the country, will present different models for applying telehealth technology in geriatric psychiatry practice. These include: a geriatric psychiatry consultant model partnering with home-based primary care teams to outreach across several rural states; a geriatric psychiatrist who teleworks from home and provides telehealth to home geriatric psychiatry consultation and ongoing management; incorporating VA Video Connect technology to facilitate telehealth to home and telehealth to facility visits within a geriatric psychiatry teaching clinic, and using telepsychiatry to facilitate access to geriatric psychiatry services for several State Veterans’ homes. These different models will be presented using case-based learning, followed by a discussion of opportunities and challenges to help others who may wish to adopt telehealth technology in their own geriatric psychiatry practices at the VA. This submission is sponsored by the VA Caucus.

UAN: JA4008163-9999-21-004-H04-P
Activity Type: Knowledge Based




  1. Participants will evaluate their experiences with VA resources to provide telehealth services to older veterans.​

  2. Participants will recognize different treatment settings and patient populations that benefit from telehealth services.​

  3. Participants will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of methods for conducting telehealth visits and communicating with caregivers.​

  4. Participants will discuss strategies to expand telehealth services into their clinical and teaching practices at the VA.​


Acknowledgements, Accreditation, and Disclosures

Acknowledgement of Support

This webinar is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).


Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­-6.2, 6.5)

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed in the program book. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.

  • Lisa Boyle

    • Springer Publishing, co-edited textbook – Other

  • Julie Filips

    • No relevant financial relationship exists

  • Susan Schultz

    • No relevant financial relationship exists

  • Audra Yadack

    • No relevant financial relationship exists

  • Muhammad Aslam

    • No relevant financial relationship exists

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