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 [email protected].

Upcoming Events

Targeted Case Management - Core SMI, SED, SUD

Monday, July 22, 2019, Newtown Training Room - Building 3, 1351 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th

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. 

July 22 Core Competency I
July 23 Core Competency II
July 24 Severe Mental Illness
July 25 Severe Emotional Disabilities
July 26 Substance Use Disorders

Cost $100 per day

9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. daily

Seating is limited, to register email Tianna Wormley at [email protected] or call 859.253.1686 ext.1205


Community Support Associate Training

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 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

Wednesday, July 31st- Thursday, August 1st
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, August 19, 2019, 1351 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, Building 3, Newtown Room

Cost for August 2019 registration is $125.

August 19-23

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

Bluegrass 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 a 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!