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Oral History Interview

Ruth Sagar

Interview with Andrea Schara, Friday, May 9, 2014

About Ms. Sagar

Ruth Sagar met Dr. Bowen in 1970 when she interviewed for a new position in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University to coordinate the Family Programs. While at the University she was promoted to administrator in 1975 when the Family Center received a grant from NIH to fund a fellowship for psychiatrists who had completed their residency training. Other new programs soon developed. She received her Master’s degree in English at Georgetown in 1975 and taught writing and literature at Northern Virginia Community College from 1976 to 1986. When the Georgetown Family Center became a 501(c)(3) in March 1990, plans to publish a journal were well underway. At the first meeting of the editorial board in September 1990, Ms. Sagar was appointed Managing Editor of Family Systems: A Journal of Natural Systems Thinking in Psychiatry and the Sciences.

Courtesy of The Bowen Center. © The Bowen Center.

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