Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed – Introductory Guide on Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) (paid link)

In Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed, Psychotherapist and recognized Family Systems expert Rebecca C. Mandeville clearly identifies family scapegoating as an egregious form of systemic psycho-emotional abuse while providing a means of understanding why ‘toxic’ families reject, shame, and blame one of their own. The importance of being assessed for complex trauma (C-PTSD) symptoms and engaging in trauma-informed recovery pathways is also explored.


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Family scapegoating is an insidious form of “invisible” abuse that is difficult to recognize. It is therefore critical that adult survivors understand what type of abuse they are trying to recover from. In Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed, Psychotherapist and Family Systems expert Rebecca C. Mandeville uses her research findings on what she named family scapegoating abuse (FSA) to help survivors recognize and release the damaging ‘scapegoat’ narrative. This 2nd revision includes additional recovery suggestions and resources. Also suitable for concerned friends and clinicians,


About Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA

Rebecca C. Mandeville 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. Her best-selling book, 'Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed', is the first book ever written on FSA. Rebecca is now working on a book of reflections with affirmations to support adult survivors in their FSA recovery. Rebecca serves as a YouTube Health Partner via her channel Beyond Family Scapegoating Abuse and is also active on Instagram and Facebook.

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