Couples Workshop Registration

Couples Workshop Registration

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines Campus
30 Minutes from O'Hare Airport in Non-rush hour traffic. Workshop Location: Oakton Community College - 1600 East Golf Road, Room 1608 and 1610, Des Plaines, IL 60016

The Art & SCIENCE of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples 

Remaining 2019 Dates:

September 21 & 22, 2019 

Presented by Tom Ryan LCPC & Michael McNulty, PhD

November 9 & 10, 2019

Presented by Dori Krasnopolsky, LCPC & Mike McNulty, PhD

Workshop Fee and Discounted Rates: 

Standard Registration Fee: $700 per couple (within 1 week of the workshop.)

Early Bird 2:  $650 (1 to 8 weeks before the workshop)

Early Bird 1: $600  (Prior to 8 weeks before the workshop)

Rate for Mental Health Professionals: $600 therapist (license # required)


(Please see cancellation policy before you register. See below.) 

September 21 & 22, 2019

Click here to register for the September Workshop:

November 9 & 10, 2019

Click here to register for the November Workshop: 

2020 Dates

March 7 & 8, 2020 - Skokie, IL

June 13 & 14, 2020 - Skokie, IL

Registration links will be posted soon.

Cancellation Policy

Couples who cancel prior to 21 days before the workshop for which they registered will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Couples who cancel with less than 21 days notice before the workshop for which they registered will not receive a refund. Instead, they will receive a credit to attend any couples workshop held by The Chicago Relationship Center within 2 years of the date of the workshop for which they originally registered. This credit may be given to another couple if the couple that registered and canceled wishes to do so.  


With the exception of the June 8 & 9 workshop, all workshops will be held at:

Oakton Community College - Des Plaines Campus - Room 1608 & 1610

1600 East Golf Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines Campus (OCC) is a very pastoral setting. The workshop rooms are adjacent to the rear entrance to the college, which looks out onto a pond and wooded area. It is an ideal setting for this kind of a workshop.

OCC is 30 minutes or less from O'Hare Airport, a major transportation hub.  This makes our workshop ideal for people from out of state, looking for affordable flights. 

Workshop Times

Saturday 8 AM Registration, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 

Sunday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 

There will be a lunch break each day at around 12 PM that will last from one hour and fifteen minutes. 


There a number of affordable hotels within 5 miles of the campus. Please use your favorite travel search engine to identify the best deals. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about area hotels. 

Insurance Coverage:

Some Couples have asked if their insurance would cover the cost of the workshop. It is unusual for insurance companies to pay for marriage workshops. Couples should consult their insurance provider for more information. There are no insurance codes for couples workshops. All couples must pay for the workshop in advance.

ADA Accommodations:

Special needs? Please let us know how we can serve you.

R. Cassidy will provide CE Credits for the following Clinicians:

The workshop meets the qualifications for 13.5 hours of continuing education credit. The CE certificate fee is $40.00, paid online to R. Cassidy after completing the workshop. A link will be provided.  Please contact Dr. McNulty if you have questions. 

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.


Workshop attendees come from all over the United States due to the convenience and affordability of flying into O'Hare Airport.  They also come from nearby midwest cities such as Indianapolis, Indiana; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nashville, Tennessee; the Quad cities and others. 

For further information on the Couples Workshop, please contact:
Michael McNulty, PhD    -

Phone:  (847) 328-0106
Fax:  (847) 328-5497

The Chicago Relationship Center - 2 offices to serve you...
708 Church Street, Suite 258
Evanston, IL 60201

735 St. Johns Avenue, Suite 100
Highland Park, IL 60035 

Gottman Couples Therapy

Serving the Chicago Metropolitan area with offices located in Evanston, IL. and Highland Park, IL., The Chicago Relationship Center provides individual counseling services and psychotherapy. Locally for counseling and therapy, both offices serve the counties of Cook County, Lake County, and DuPage County and the Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding communities including Waukegan, North Chicago, Grayslake, Wauconda, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Vernon Hills, Highwood, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Highland Park, Northbrook, Winnetka, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Des Plains, Glenview, Evanston, Park Ridge, West Ridge, Norwood Park, Bartlett, Roselle, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Addison, Franklin Park, North Side, Uptown, Lake View, Logan Square, Northlake, Elmhurst, Lombard, the Lower West Side, Cicero, Brookfield, La Grange, Downers Grove, Wheaton, West Chicago, and Carol Stream, Illinois.