Category: Family Scapegoating

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The Multigenerational Aspects of Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA)

Waking Up From the Distorted Family Narrative Recovering from family scapegoating abuse (FSA) requires recognizing that being the ‘identified patient’ is symptomatic of generations of systemic dysfunction within one’s family, fueled… Read more »

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Scapegoating as Family Betrayal: The Trauma of Broken Trust

Betrayal trauma theory (BTT) is defined as a trauma perpetrated by someone with whom the victim is close to and reliant upon for support and survival, and specifically addresses situations in… Read more »

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5 Critical Things to Know About Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA)

Since beginning this ‘Scapegoat Recovery’ blog last year, many readers have written me with questions regarding family scapegoating and the challenges faced when attempting to recover from it’s damaging effects…. Read more »

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16 Experiences Common to Adult Survivors of Family Scapegoating Abuse

EditBy Rebecca C. Mandeville, MFTLast updated: 1 Jun 2020~ 5 MIN READ As a licensed Psychotherapist specializing in Family Systems, I have worked with many clients who struggled with being in the family… Read more »