As some of you know, I have been busy ‘crunching’ a tremendous amount of data related to qualitative research I have been conducting on what I named family scapegoating abuse (FSA) for over ten years now.
I plan to publish a book with my research results in 2022, but also thought this would be a good opportunity for me to answer some of your questions and offer suggestions regarding scapegoating dynamics, whether mild or severe.
I will answer those questions that come up most frequently and are of the greatest interest to FSA survivors. If you’d like to submit a question for me to consider for my book, you can ask me here in the comments or use this contact form.
As always, thank you for your continued support as I work to bring attention to what is an under-researched, poorly understood subject.
Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA, MACP, MFT
Rebecca C. Mandeville is a psychotherapist, recovery coach, writer, speaker, and media contributor on child psycho-emotional abuse, family scapegoating, and dysfunctional family systems. She has dedicated her 20-year career in Mental Health to advocating for those whose voices are not heard due to being systemically disempowered. Rebecca writes for various Mental Health organizations and her popular blog, Scapegoat Recovery. She is also the author of the best-selling book on what she named ‘Family Scapegoating Abuse’ (FSA), Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed: Help and Hope for Adults in the Family Scapegoat Role.