For many scapegoated adults, the difficult reality is that repair and reunion with their family simply isn’t possible. For some, it is a conscious choice to stay away from their toxic family system as attempting to re-integrate would result in further psycho-emotional injury. Others were unceremoniously ‘ejected’ from their family-of-origin when they began to assert boundaries or call out the abuse, making any type of reconciliation both undesirable and impossible.
All posts in March 2023
Cutting Ties With Scapegoating Family: A Trauma-Informed View
In this week’s article I share one of the biggest myths about going no contact with family and how I handle issues related to ending contact with scapegoating family members in a trauma-informed manner.
Based on feedback, this clinically-oriented guest author post will be revised to more directly address narcissism versus abusive narcissism as related to the experiences and treatment needs of family scapegoating abuse survivors. Thank you for your comments and suggestions! Rebecca C. Mandeville, LMFT, CCTPRebecca C. Mandeville is a thought leader in understanding the consequences of…
Trauma-Informed Treatment for Adult Survivors of FSA
In this article, I discuss the Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) model and why I choose to use this particular trauma treatment modality in my private psychotherapy practice when working with clients who are suffering from Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) and Complex Trauma symptoms.