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Parts 3 and 4 of the ‘Adult Child Podcast’ interview I did with host Andrea Ashley on family scapegoating abuse (FSA) were released this week. I am now able to link you to a YouTube playlist that has all four parts of this interview available – You can check out the chapters of each part in the video description, and closed captions (in English) have been added to all four parts as well. In parts 3 and 4 I cover a wide variety of topics related to FSA, including typical dysfunctional family dynamics; my work with families that scapegoat in addiction treatment clinics; as well as level of contact issues and how I address this with my clients in my private practice. I hope you find this psycho-educational series helpful.
Interesting Abstract on Siblings of Scapegoated Children
I found an abstract from 2007 that addresses sibling empathy in families that scapegoat. It was published in 2007 in the Journal of Emotional Abuse and is an interesting read. The authors offer a conceptual model for studying this issue further. If you want to check out this abstract, go here.
Alone for the Holidays?
Last week I re-published my article for FSA adult survivors who are still in touch with family during the holidays. I found this article from Psychology Today that addresses being estranged from family over the holidays with eight self-care tips that you may find helpful.
Lastly, I’ll be taking a break from my blog and social media for the rest of this month. As always, thank you for your presence here, and your support of my work on family scapegoating abuse (FSA).
Rebecca C. Mandeville, LMFT, CCTP