Management of Long COVID Mental Health Conditions

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CEU Course Description

This course is designed to equip healthcare professionals, mental health practitioners, and caregivers with the specialized knowledge and skills required to effectively address the mental health challenges associated with Long COVID. As the ongoing effects of COVID-19 continue to impact individuals' physical and psychological well-being, understanding and managing Long COVID-related mental health conditions has become essential for providing comprehensive care. 

Author:  This Advisory was written and produced for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under contract number HHSS283201700001/ 75S20319F42002 with SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Donelle Johnson served as the contracting officer representative. Released June 2023. 

Recommended Citation:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Identification and Management of Mental Health Symptoms and Conditions Associated with Long COVID. Publication No. PEP23-06-05-007. Rockville, MD: National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2023.

References / Contributions by:  

  1. Davis, H. E., McCorkell, L., Vogel, J. M., & Topol, E. J. (2023). Long COVID: Major findings, mechanisms, and recommendations. Nature Reviews Microbiology.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022). Long COVID or post-COVID conditions.
  3. Damant, R. W., Rourke, L., Cui, Y., Lam, G. Y., Smith, M. P., Fuhr, D. P., Tay, J. K., Varughese, R. A., Laratta, C. R., Lau, A., Wong, E. Y., Stickland, M. K., Ferrara, G. (2023). Reliability and validity of the post-COVID-19 condition stigma questionnaire: A prospective cohort study. eClinicalMedicine, 55.

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CEU Course Objectives

  1. Give examples of how to recognize and assess mental health symptoms and conditions commonly associated with Long COVID.
  2. Analyze evidence-based interventions tailored to Long COVID survivors' unique mental health needs. 
  3. Identify effective communication skills to facilitate open and empathetic conversations with individuals experiencing Long COVID-related mental health challenges.

CE Outline and Main Points

  • Identification and Management of Mental Health Symptoms and Conditions Associated with Long COVID
  • Defining Long COVID
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Assessments of and Treatment for Mental Health Symptoms and Conditions Associated with Long COVID
  • Additional Resources for Patients and Providers
  • Appendix A. Cognitive Symptom Assessment Recommendations
  • Appendix B. Assessment Tools and Therapeutic Intervention Strategies by Functional Domain
  • Appendix C. Recommended Resources and Supports for Primary Care Providers to Give Patients Experiencing Long COVID
  • Appendix D. Recommended Resources for Primary Care Providers to Learn About Long COVID
  • References

Course Level: Introductory

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 2.00 'General' continuing education credits.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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