2015 Winter Conference

Event Details

Join us on Friday, January 30th for our Annual Winter Conference. It will be a great opportunity to network, gain community resources and to hear phenomenal speakers! Planned topics include:

8:30 - Psychological First Aid and Fundamentals of Disaster Mental Health (Michael Booth)
*includes a certification of completion card

10:15 - New Code of Ethics (Erin Shifflett)

11:45 - Lunch

12:45 - Sex and Love Addiction 101 (Mark Felber)

2:30 - Enhance Peace and Balance in Work, Marriage, and Everyday Living "The Stories We Tell Ourselves" (Scott Gornto)

Presenters to include:

  • Erin Shifflett, MLA, M.Ed
  • Michael Booth, M.A., LPC
  • Mark Felber, M.S., LPC, LCDC, CSAT 3
  • Scott Gornto, MDIV, LMFT, CST

*subject to change

6 CEUs available including 1.5 hours of ethics

Professionals- Workshop & Dues

Professionals- Workshop & Dues - Choose this option if you are not a member and did not attend the summer workshop.


Students/Retirees- Workshop & Dues

Students/Retirees- Workshop & Dues Registration - Choose this option if you are not a member and did not attend the summer workshop.


Professionals- Workshop

Professionals- Workshop


Students/Retirees- Workshop

Students/Retirees- Workshop Registration - Choose this option if you are a member or attended the summer workshop.


Need to pay by check?

You can register online and mail check to our address:
Northern Metro Counseling Association
PO Box 384
Lewisville, TX 75067


Erin Shifflett, MLA, M.Ed attended Auburn University where she earned both a Master of Liberal Arts degree in Literary Theory and Sociology as well as a Master of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. She previously worked with the Alabama Prison Project to provide mitigation counseling for people charged with capital murder and is currently the Director of Ethics and Professional Standards for the American Counseling Association.




Mark Felber, M.S., LPC, LCDC, CSAT 3


Scott Gornto

Since 1998, R. Scott Gornto has worked with Individuals, Couples/Marriages, Adolescents, Families, Groups, Churches, Executives and Leaders.
Licensed by the State of Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Scott’s perspective on psychotherapy takes into account the bio-psycho-social-spiritual issues that form a holistic and complete view of the person. He is the founder and owner at Auxano Counseling and the creator of the Auxano Approach® to relationships: a developmental approach to therapy which highlights how marriage and relationship(s) invite us to grow ourselves up emotionally. Scott is the creator of the Truth About Marriage® Workshops which assist couples in cultivating friendship, deepening intimacy, and improving partnership. He is also the creator of the RQ Relational Intelligence program for C-level executives and leaders. Scott is the author of The Stories We Tell Ourselves.
Scott is a graduate of Baylor University and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the Clinical Residency Program in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy from the Pastoral Counseling and Education Center (PCEC) in Dallas. Scott continues extensive training with Rick Carson, noted expert in Existential/Gestalt Therapy.
He is a Certified Sex Therapist with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). His expertise includes: sexuality in marriage, physical and emotional problems with sex, affair repair, sexual compulsivity/addiction, sexual abuse, and healthy sex education.
Professional affiliations include: Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Board Certified Supervisor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapist (TMFT) and the former President of the Dallas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (DAMFT). He also serves on the Advisory Board for the SMU Program of Counseling.
After 15 years of research, Scott offers a Personal Development Track for Executives and Leaders. This four track program is tailored to C-level executives and entrepreneurs with a specific focus on Relational and Emotional Intelligence.
Scott is licensed and ordained and is a former church planter and pastor. He’s an American Abstract Artist (www.gorntoart.com) and enjoys golf, soccer, tennis, scuba diving, snow skiing, fishing and spending time with his wife and their two boys.

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