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].

Trauma-Informed Supervision: Using the Secondary Traumatic Stress Core Competencies

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 - Virtual Training

Quality Supervision is an important support that organizations can provide to staff members at risk of developing secondary traumatic stress and the field has not defined what comprises "quality supervision" in the context of secondary trauma support. The STS Supervisory Competencies is a tool that individuals and organizations can use as a benchmark for the competencies needed to provide effective STS supervision. This workshop will review this tool and explore its use.

Participants will learn the Core Competencies for Trauma-Informed Supervision.
Participants will learn how to utilize the PROQoL with supervisees.
Participants will identify resources to implement the Core Competencies in Trauma-Informed Supervision.

Cost: $55

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Time: 9AM- 12:15PM

Questions? Contact Tianna Wormley at [email protected] or 859.253.1686 x1205

Adult Peer Support Training

Monday, July 20th, 2020 - Virtual training

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

Thursday, July 30th, 2020 - Virtual Training

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 [email protected] or call 859.253.1686 x 1205.

Law for Kentucky LPCC

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 - 1351 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, Building 3, Newtown Room

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.

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

Cost $55

3.0 CEUs - LPCC and LPCA

Questions? Contact Tianna Wormley at t[email protected] or call 859.253.1686 ext. 1205

Home Safety Visitation

Thursday, August 13th, 2020 - 1351 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, Building 3, Newtwon Room

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.


Cost $55

Thursday, August 13

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Questions? Contact Tianna Wormley [email protected] or 859.253.1686 ext. 1205

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (2 day)

Monday, August 17th, 2020 - 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

August 17 - 18

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily

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

Questions? Contact Tianna R. Wormley at 859.253.1686 x 1205 or [email protected]

Advancing Skills in Motivational Interviewing

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 - 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

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Cost: $105

Questions? Contact Tianna Wormley at 859.253.1686 x 1205 or [email protected]

Targeted Case Management Training Core, SMI, SED, SUD

Monday, August 31st, 2020 - 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. 

August 31  Core Competency I
September 1 Core Competency II
September 2 Severe Mental Illness
September 3 Severe Emotional Disabilities
September 4 Substance Use Disorders

Cost $205 for Core, $103 per additional day 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily

Questions? Contact Tianna Wormley at [email protected] or call 859.253.1686 x 1205

Cultural Competency Skills

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 - 1351 Newtown Pike, Building 3, Lexington, KY 40511

This course explores various approaches for acknowledging and overcoming biases in order to effectively serve clients holding differing cultural identities and the impact historic and existing forms of oppression can have on engagement and treatment success. Attendees will take part in experiential activities and group discussion in addition to didactic learning to gain a deeper understanding of the material presented.

Cost $103

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

6 CEUs - LPCC, LCSW Psychology 

Questions? Contact Tianna Wormley at [email protected] or call 859.253.1686 ext. 1205

Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse

Thursday, September 10th, 2020 - Newtown Training Room, Building 3, 1351 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky

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

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Questions? Email Tianna Wormley at [email protected] or call 859.253.1686 x 1205