Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Sargent, John

  • Carol BeckerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1118


Sargent, John


Albert John Sargent MD is director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center and professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. John is highly regarded as an expert in family therapy among child and adolescent psychiatrists.


John was born in Buffalo, NY, raised in New Jersey, commuting to Regis High School, a Jesuit school in Manhattan. He attended MIT and received a medical degree at the University of Rochester, where he was influenced by an activist group of pediatricians, and studied with George Engel. John was trained in Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin, including a fellowship in ambulatory care, and studied with Carl Whitaker. He became board certified in pediatrics and was faculty in ambulatory pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.

John transitioned from pediatrics to psychiatry in 1978. He pursued child and adult residency training at University of Pennsylvania...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Therapy Training BostonWatertownUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
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  • Adam Fisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA