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

Targeted Case Management

, Lexington, KY

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. 

June 8 Core Competency I
June 9 Core Competency II
June 10 Substance Use Disorders
June 11 Severe Emotional Disturbance
June 12 Severe Mental Illness

Cost $100 per day

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily

Questions? Contact Tianna Wormley at or call 859.253.1686 x 1205


Ethics for Social Workers

, Zoom Virtual Meeting

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

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3 CEU Credits - Social Work

Questions? Email Tianna Wormley at or call 859.253.1686 ext. 1205

Integrating Elements of DBT Skills Into Daily Practice

, Virtual training

This 12-hour training provides an overview and description of DBT principles and how to implement them in practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of neurobiological process of change
  • Understanding of guiding principles of DBT
  • Understanding and ability to implement use of DBT modules
  • Ability to form and conduct DBT groups

June 23-24

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM daily

Cost: $205

12 CEU Credits for Social Work & LPCC, Psychology;  LMFT apply individually.

Questions? Contact Tianna Wormley at or 859.253.1686 x 1205


Adult Peer Support Training

, Lexington, KY

July 20-24

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!

Community Support Associate Training

, 1351 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, Building 3, Newtown Room

This 10-hour training satisfies the curriculum requirements for Community Support Associate certification by the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, covering principles of recovery, promoting resilience, psychiatric rehabilitation, and effective communication. Provides an overview of mental health and co-occurring diagnoses, as well as appropriate crisis intervention skills.

Cost $105

Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM both days

Questions? Contact Tianna Wormley at or call 859.253.1686 x 1205.