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].

Home Safety Visitation

, 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, April 2

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

Adult Peer Support Training

, Lexington, KY

May 11 - 15

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!

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

, Lexington, KY

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

May 13 - 14, 2020

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

, Lexington, KY

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

, 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 Severe Mental Illness
June 11 Severe Emotional Disabilities
June 12 Substance Use Disorders

Cost $100 per day

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily

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