Rebecca C. Mandeville is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). She coined the research-supported terms ‘family scapegoating abuse’ (FSA) and ‘family scapegoat trauma’ (FST) and is a recognized thought leader in understanding the consequences of being in the family ‘identified patient’ or ‘scapegoat’ role. Rebecca’s research-based book, Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed, is the first book ever written on FSA and is now an ‘evergreen’ best-seller on Amazon. She is also a YouTube Health Partner serving as a Family Systems and Complex Trauma expert via her channel Beyond Family Scapegoating Abuse and is also active on Instagram and Facebook.
Rebecca served as Core Faculty at the world-renowned Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, where she first began identifying, defining, describing, and bringing attention to family scapegoating and its destructive impact on the targeted child / adult child. She has been serving clients in clinics and in her Psychotherapy and FSA Recovery Coaching practices for over 20 years. She developed the Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) Recovery Coaching™ method to assist adult survivors of FSA in their healing efforts. She writes regularly on her ‘Scapegoat Recovery’ blog and is a guest author for various online Mental Health organizations, including Psych Central, Paces Connection, and the C-PTSD Foundation.
Rebecca has been a featured speaker at conferences addressing a wide-range of topics, including Non-Dual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, Integral Psychology, and Systemic Dysfunction in the Workplace. She is also a featured podcast and online summit guest expert.
If you have an event you’d like to feature Rebecca in as a Trauma-Informed Family Systems expert, you can reach out to her here.