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Greetings! Welcome to the FSA Recovery Educational Community on Mighty Networks. My name's Rebecca C. Mandeville, and I'm a trauma-informed Psychotherapist and Recovery Coach specializing in Dysfunctional Family Systems and recovering from Psycho-Emotional abuse, Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), and Betrayal Trauma.
I'm also the author of the best-selling book, Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed: Help and Hope for Adults in the Family Scapegoat Role, which discusses and explores what I named Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) - a form of covert and overt abuse common to dysfunctional family systems that I have been researching on, and addressing as a clinician and author, for many years. You'll want to read this book when joining our community if you haven't already, as key FSA recovery concepts are included in this introductory guide.
This private community offers unique topic discussions, education, and peer-support relating to recovering from FSA and basic FSA and recovery concepts introduced in my book. I'll continue to share my latest publications (articles, etc) and ongoing FSA research findings in the 'Topics' section (several Universities have already contacted me to invite me to contribute to more formal studies on family scapegoating abuse).
IMPORTANT! This group cannot take the place of therapy or trauma-informed coaching. Members are here to share their stories and to be supportive. Please refrain from telling others what to do or giving advice, as most people feel very vulnerable and raw from family scapegoating abuse and can feel 'shamed and blamed' when told what they're doing wrong or doing right. What works for you may not work for others. Sharing your 'experience, strength, and hope' is one of the most powerful things you can do to help another as they walk on their own unique healing and recovery journey.
Rebecca C. Mandeville, MFT
I am always heartened when I hear how much my defining and describing family scapegoating abuse is helping others. I learn much from your stories and sharings and look forward to being able to interact with you all more meaningfully here.
- Rebecca C. Mandeville, MFT