Are you currently, or soon to be, an Engaged or Newlywed Couple? While this is an exciting time, it can also bring certain stresses that can be difficult to navigate. We will discuss common conflicts you may experience in your relationship at this stage, as well as peace practices and prevention techniques. Join us to learn valuable tips to help you maintain the relationship of a lifetime!
Michelle and Dan Joy lead Marriage Prep 101 workshops for couples who want to establish communication skills for a lifetime together. The 10-hour weekend workshop helps couples improve communication, conflict management, and intimacy enhancement skills to build successful, enduring relationships. Michelle Joy, MFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been working at The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA for 15 years.
Dan Joy, co-leader, is educated in Communication Studies, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution. Follow: Facebook and Google+ Articles addressed at helping engaged/newly married couples
Tracy Culbreath King has a passion for conflict resolution that began after pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in Interpersonal Organizational Communication. After observing the consequences of poor communication on a personal and professional level, she realized she needed additional skills to address the conflicts that often resulted from communication breakdowns. In 2014 Tracy graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Master’s of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Management.
Tracy is an Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator at the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO). Tracy also serves as a conflict coach, mediator, and promotes conflict resolution processes through trainings, outreach initiatives, and continuing education for conflict resolution practitioners.
Abigail R.C. McManus is a graduate of the University of Baltimore obtaining her master’s degree in negotiation and conflict management.Abigail earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Stevenson University. Abigail is passionate about analyzing, managing, resolving, and transforming conflict in everyday life. She uses her education and understanding to resolve productively and efficiently conflicts both at work and at home. Abigail recently took a position as a compliance associate at a mortgage company. Abigail got married in September of 2015. Abigail works with The Texas Conflict Coach® as an Apprentice doing guest research and blog writing. Currently, she resides in Baltimore City with her husband and new bull terrier puppy, Alvin and spends her free time researching passion projects and writing.