ROBERT J. NOONE, PhD
Dr. Noone began his formal study of Bowen theory when he entered the Postgraduate Program at the Family Center in 1975 when it was affiliated with the Georgetown University Medical Center. He has continued his involvement at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family ever since as a participant, presenter, and organizer of conferences and seminars. He has served as an editorial consultant to Family Systems since its beginning where several of his articles also appear.
He is currently on the faculty at the Center for Family Consultation in Evanston Illinois, which provides programs on Bowen theory and which he co-founded in 1979. Additionally, he served as the executive director at the Family Service Center of Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook, and Kenilworth for 28 years and previously had been staff and later director of an alcohol and drug abuse program at a mental health center serving Chicago’s western suburbs. He continues his private practice in Evanston, Illinois.
Dr. Noone succeeds Dr. Michael E. Kerr who established Family Systems and served as its editor for twenty years. Dr. Kerr fulfilled Dr. Bowen’s original idea of publishing a journal to advance the understanding of human behavior based on family systems theory into a reality.