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 [email protected].

Community Support Associate Training (2 Day)

Monday, November 15th, 2021 - Virtual Training via Zoom

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.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and one year of full-time employment experience working with individuals that receive treatment for mental health. 

Cost $105

Monday, November 15th - Tuesday, November 1th

Day 1: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Day 2: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email [email protected]

Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 - 1351 Newtown Pike, Building 3, Newtown Room, Lexington, Ky 40511

This session will provide an overview of domestic violence and elder abuse, neglect and exploitation as required by Kentucky Statute and equip counselors with the information necessary to better support their clients.

Cost $55

December 1st

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email [email protected]

Adult Peer Support Training

Monday, December 6th, 2021 - Virtual Training via Zoom

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. This training is virtual via zoom, video and audio participation are mandatory. Seating is limited and we do not keep a waitlist.

Cost $300*

Monday, December 6th - Friday December 10th

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily

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

Click here to download the application! Submit your finalized application to [email protected] or [email protected]

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email [email protected]

Targeted Case Management Training Core, SMI, SUD

Monday, December 13th, 2021 - 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, 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, and SMI are listed as "Add Ons" below it. If you wish to register for SUD, and/or SMI click on "add ons" and select all that apply.**

December 13th - December 14th TCM Core Competency (2 Day)

December 15th Substance Use Disorders

December 16th Severe Mental Illness

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 [email protected] 

Law for Kentucky LPCC

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 - 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.

Cost $55

December 15th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3.0 CEUs - LPCC and LPCA

Questions? Contact Ariel Appling at 859.253.1686 ext 1205 or email [email protected]