The use of telemental health for Veterans with PTSD and Veterans nearing the end of life continues to expand within the VA. Providing effective telemental health care for these Veterans presents unique challenges and opportunities. This interactive webinar will provide an overview of VA telemental health services for Veterans at the end of life, offer considerations for effectively caring for Veterans with PTSD at the end of life, and discuss ways the VA supports non-VA providers caring for Veterans with PTSD. There will be plenty of time for questions and comments at the end of the presentation.
Philip Cooke, PhD is a staff psychologist in the home based primary care and palliative care programs at the Edward Hines, Jr VA Hospital. In addition to his work with older adults and individuals nearing the end of life, he specializes in LGBT-affirmative health care, diversity education and training, and trauma-informed care. Dr. Cooke completed his doctoral training in counseling psychology at Marquette University and post-doctoral fellowship in LGBT Health Care. Dr. Cooke is an adjunct professor in the clinical psychology program at Rosalind Franklin University. He maintains a small private practice in Chicago.