behavioral mental health professional training


Welcome to the Bluegrass Academy. We are the training department at Bluegrass!

Bluegrass 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 Julie Gosky, M.Ed LPCC Corporate Director of Professional Development at 859.253.1686 or [email protected]

Upcoming Events

Community Support Associate Training

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 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 $100/day

Thursday November 8th - Friday November 9th

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days

To register email Tianna Wormley at [email protected] or call 859.253.1686 ext.1205 with any questions.


Adult Peer Support Specialist Training

Monday, December 10, 2018, 1351 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, Building 3, Newtown Room


Bluegrass is approved by the Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health to present Adult Peer Support Specialist Training. This is a 30-hour program offering curriculum required to become a certified KY Adult Peer Support Specialist. Seating is limited.

Email Rachel Clark [email protected] with any questions regarding registration. 

Click here to download the application.



Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (ASMR)

Friday, December 14, 2018, Board Room, Building 2, 1351 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky

AMSR training is a one-day workshop for behavioral health professionals. The 6.5-hour program presents the five the most common dilemmas faced by providers and the best practices for effectively addressing them. Teaching and skill-building methods are based on the latest research and designed to help participants provide safer suicide care.


8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

6.5 CEU Credits – ASWB, NBCC, APA, NASW. Meets requirements for KY MFT Suicide Risk Training.

To register email Tianna Wormley at [email protected] or call 859.253.1686 ext.1205.