ROBERT JONES is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He has a master's degree in English and American Literature from New York University, certification in school administration from Columbia University, and a master's in social work from Fordham University. A native New Yorker, he spent the early part of his professional career as a high school teacher and administrator. Before coming to California in 1997, he worked as a psychotherapist for Family and Children Services in Queens, N.Y., as a consultant for the AIDS Center of Queens County, and as a private therapist.
Since coming to California, Bob has worked for Caritas Counseling, for the Eisenhower Medical Center and for the Latino Commission of Riverside County. He has facilitated anger management groups for adults and teens, taught parenting classes, presented psychosocial workshops on various topics, and worked as a therapist with couples, families, and individuals. Bob is also a licensed Parent-Child Interactional Therapist, and as such focuses on children with oppositional and defiant behaviors. He also co-authored the book, Being There, which teaches the essential principles of caregiving, and has taught classes to train people for the care experience.