To recover from abuse, we need to first understand the type of abuse we are needing to recover from. Family scapegoating is an insidious form of abuse that is difficult to recognize. In Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed, Psychotherapist and Family Systems expert Rebecca C. Mandeville explains the damaging effects of family scapegoating abuse (FSA) and how you can tell if you are the 'scapegoat' (aka 'identified patient') in your family. FSA is clearly described, along with guidance as to how to find appropriate resources, support, and treatment. Includes FSA self-assessment test.
In these pages you'll discover:
The FSA Self-Assessment TestHow to recognize and identify family scapegoating abuse (FSA) signs and symptomsWhy scapegoated individuals have difficulty recognizing they are being abusedHow complex trauma (C-PTSD), betrayal trauma, and toxic shame impede FSA recoveryHow intergenerational trauma and false narratives fuel family scapegoating dynamicsWhy the family 'Empath' can end up scapegoatedStrategies to reduce fawning behaviors and realign with your 'true self'Recommended resources and therapy modalities for FSA recovery
From the Author: "Scapegoating in any social system is a dehumanizing process of 'othering'. When you are the target of scapegoating in your family-of-origin, the consequences to your mental and emotional health can be severe, including the development of complex trauma (C-PTSD) symptoms. This introductory guide's purpose is to help the reader determine if they are in the 'family scapegoat' role; also, to better understand family scapegoating dynamics and the devastating consequences of being 'rejected, shamed, and blamed' by the people who were supposed to love and care for them the most."
Rebecca C. Mandeville is licensed Marriage, Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is a recognized thought leader in understanding the consequences of child psycho-emotional abuse and family scapegoating and has published extensively on this form of systemic 'invisible' abuse. Her pioneering work, 'Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed', is the first book ever written on "Family Scapegoating Abuse" or "FSA" (a term she coined during the course of her Family Systems research). Rebecca is also a YouTube Health Partner serving as a recognized Family Systems and Complex Trauma expert via her channel Beyond Family Scapegoating Abuse.
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