Welcome to the New Vista Academy. We are the training department at New Vista!

New Vista Academy offers a range of classes and learning opportunities for behavioral health professionals. From continuing education courses that meet state licensing board requirements to state-approved curriculums for targeted case managers, community support associates and peer support specialists, we offer options to fit your needs and schedule. If you are looking for a training not listed or would like to request a speaker for your group, please contact

Law for Kentucky LPCC

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 - Virtual Training via Zoom

This training is facilitated by an LPCC and meets the requirements for continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. LPCC’s and LPCA’s will learn about the Kentucky laws and regulations pertaining to their license and how the Kentucky Licensed Professional Counseling Board operates. This includes licensing requirements, definitions, educational requirements, supervision and supervisor requirements, and codes of conduct.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost $55

3.0 CEUs - LPCC and LPCA

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email 

Clinical Supervision for Kentucky Licensed Professional Counselors LPCC-S (2 Day)

Monday, December 7th, 2020 - Virtual Training via Zoom

201 KAR 36:060 requires that any Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and all other professions providing supervision (including Licensed Psychologist or Certified Psychologist with autonomous functioning, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychiatrist, Nurse with a master’s degree in psychiatric certification, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) for Licensed Professional Counseling Associates, complete BOARD APPROVED SUPERVISION TRAINING every three (3) years in order to continue providing supervision.

$205 Registration fee

December 7th and 8th

9am- 4PM (both days)

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email

Targeted Case Management Training Core, SMI, SED, SUD

Monday, December 7th, 2020 - Virtual Training via Zoom

This training is state-approved for Targeted Case Management certification and includes the required 12-hour Core Competency Curriculum for the training of Behavioral Health Targeted Case Managers in Kentucky, as well as additional specialty topics addressing adults with Serious Mental Illness, youth with Severe Emotional Disability and adolescents and adults with Substance Use Disorder.

Must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a behavioral science; and one year of full-time employment experience working directly with individuals in a human service setting, post-degree. A master's degree may substitute for the year experience.  

**You must select each competency individually when you register. CORE is listed as the top option, and SUD, SMI and SED are listed as "Add Ons" below it. If you wish to register for SED, SUD or SMI click on "add ons" and select all that apply.**

December 7 Core Competency I
December 8 Core Competency II
December 9  Severe Mental Illness
December 10 Severe Emotional Disabilities
December 11 Substance Use Disorders

Cost $205 for Core, $103 per additional day 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email 

Ethics for Social Workers

Thursday, December 10th, 2020 - Virtual Training via Zoom

This course focuses on the legal and ethical responsibilities of social workers. Particular focus will be given to the KY SW Code of Ethical Conduct as outlined in 201 KAR 23:080. Informed consent, privileged communication, abuse reporting will be discussed in the context of practicing in a safe and clinically sound manner.

Cost $55

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

3 CEU Credits - Social Work

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email 

Adult Peer Support Training

Monday, January 4th, 2021 - Virtual Training via Zoom

January 4-8

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily

Cost $300*

* Self-pay participants may request a reduced fee scholarship application when they submit their program application.

New Vista is approved by the Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health to present this 30-hour program offering the curriculum required to become a certified Adult Peer Support Specialist in Kentucky. Trainings are open to anyone in recovery from mental health, substance use or co-occurring disorder interested in working as a PSS. Seating is limited and we do not keep a waitlist.

Click here to download the application! Submit your finalized application to or

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (2 day)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 - Virtual Training via Zoom

This two-day workshop will introduce participants to essential Motivational Interviewing (MI) processes, concepts and skills, concentrating on small group practice exercises.

Learning Objectives:

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Enhance others’ importance, confidence and readiness for change

2. Collaborate with others for change

3. Identify elements of change talk

Facilitator - Ali Hall, JD

Cost: $205

January 2nd-3rd

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily

12 CEU Credits - LPCC, LCSW, Psychology. LMFT - apply individually.

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email 

Home Visitation Safety Training

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 - Lexington, KY

This interactive course is designed to present best practices to professionals who are conducting site/home visits.  The visit will be broken into 5 distinct areas where an in-depth discussion will occur challenging the current mindset of those engaging in this service.

Instruction will focus on preparing our workforce to have a safe, successful visit and delivery of services.  In addition to the 5 Critical Areas, this course will introduce the study of body language and how our professional communication is imperative for safety when managing difficult people, those who are angry, and/or those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder, and other scenarios where our safety may be in jeopardy.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: $55

3 CEU Credits - LPCC, LCSW, Psychology. LMFT - apply individually.

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email

Advancing Skills in Motivational Interviewing

Thursday, February 4th, 2021 - Virtual Training via Zoom

This one day workshop will help participants build on Motivational Interviewing (MI) foundations toward increasing skillfulness. The session will focus specifically on practicing the selective and differential use of reflective listening for softening sustain talk and cultivating change talk.  

Learning Objectives:

After this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Respond effectively to sustain talk
  2. Cultivate change talk
  3. Identify strategies for responding to discord

Facilitator - Ali Hall, JD

February 4th

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

6 CEU Credits - LPCC, LCSW, Psychology. LMFT - apply individually.

Cost: $105

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email