Training Specifically to Provide Telehealth Care

CVN has begun rolling out a second phase of training for clinics who have launched CVN Telehealth. The overarching goal of the one-day advanced clinical skills telehealth workshop is to further engage CVN clinicians in focused training and collaborative consultation that fosters confidence in delivering safe, effective, and sustainable telehealth programming to veterans in need of mental health services.

Dr. Turek’s workshop at the San Antonio clinic

Dr. Tuerk’s workshop at the San Antonio clinic

For this training, we have enlisted the help of Dr. Peter Tuerk of the Medical University of South Carolina, who is also the Director of the PTSD Clinical Telehealth Team at the Charleston VA Medical Center. Dr. Tuerk’s workshop was held this week with our Cohen Clinics in San Antonio and El Paso and also focused on topics including: foundations for effective telehealth, administrative and clinical procedures, and specific clinical techniques for high-quality video telehealth. CVN is excited to be able to help our clinicians further expand their clinical telehealth skills.


By Heather L. Chiarello, MA
CVN Project Manager, Clinical Operations