Were you bullied, shamed, blamed, or rejected by a parent, sibling, or other relative growing up or as an adult? Have you been the target of a 'smear' campaign by immediate or extended family and been left feeling frustrated and confused? Have you tried to reach out for help and support and been told, "Just get over it, it's your family, it can't be that bad"?
In this comprehensive introductory guide, an internationally recognized Family Systems expert clearly identifies scapegoating as a form of psycho-emotional abuse while providing a means of understanding why dysfunctional families 'reject, shame, and blame' one of their own. Via psycho-education, self-assessment tools, and practical steps and strategies, the author describes the abusive aspects of family scapegoating and it's relationship with complex trauma (C-PTSD), as well as ways to dis-identify and recover from the 'family scapegoat' narrative. 'Links of Interest' for further reading and education are included within each chapter and in the book's 'Afterword' and 'Resource' section.
In these pages you'll discover:
This life is the only one you'll have, and your story is precious and unique. If you're struggling to understand family scapegoat dynamics and want to recover and reclaim your 'true self' identity, this book's for you.
FSA Self-Assessment is included but should not be used for diagnostic purposes.
Clinicians and Coaches may also find this introductory book helpful. Please read the 'Afterword' for more information and resources.
“A much needed adjunct to the Family Systems model. Validating for those who have been impacted by family scapegoating dynamics. Mandeville provides a solid pathway for recovering from this kind of abuse. Recommended reading for those suffering in the family scapegoat role as well as Mental Health professionals.“ – Shellie Krick, MSW
- Those who appreciate reading about healing from the effects of Dysfunctional or Toxic Families; Narcissistic Abuse; Narcissistic Families; Complex Trauma (C-PTSD); Dysfunctional Family Dynamics; Multigenerational Trauma; Empaths; (the) Highly Sensitive Person (HSP); and Adult Survivors of Child Abuse will likely appreciate this book.
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ISBN: 9781393229773 (ebook) / Published Date: 2020-08-26
5.0 Stars - Kindle Store
17. August 2020
This book was extremely helpful in enabling me to pinpoint and fully comprehend the source of some decades-long areas of unhappiness. And perhaps even more important, it provides valuable guideposts on finding my way forward to a place of greater happiness. Thank you, Ms. Mandeville!
5.0 Stars - U.S. Kindle: There’s never been a better tool to reinforce the healing I needed than this. I am so insanely grateful for the words in this book. Sincerely this is genius. I’ve never felt so understood. It’s all I needed to solidify the truth internally and grow out of a chapter that was debilitating me, and acting as a mental trap to be quite honest. I cannot recommend this book enough!! This is honestly a work of art and science, blended into a perfect mixture of healing and hope.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2020
“A much needed adjunct to the Family Systems model. Validating for those who have been impacted by family scapegoating dynamics. Mandeville provides a solid pathway for recovering from this kind of abuse. Recommended reading for those suffering in the family scapegoat role as well as Mental Health professionals.“
5.0 out of 5 stars
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2020
After a life filled with physical, mental and emotional abuse by my own family, I truly believed that something was really wrong with me and that I was defective. All of the baggage that abuse left me to carry on my own, was debilitating. When I thumbed through the pages of this book, I didn't expect to find the answers that I found. I didn't expect to read that I wasn't to blame! The author takes and in depth and personal look at this specific kind of abuse. I had all but given up when this book gave me a voice! It gave me the answers that I so desperately had been searching for and most importantly.....a way out!
Rebecca C. Mandeville was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has been serving clients in her Psychotherapy and Recovery Coaching practices for the past twenty years. She served as Core Faculty at the world-renowned 'Institute of Transpersonal Psychology', where she first began to identify, describe, and define what she later named 'Family Scapegoating Abuse' (FSA). A recognized expert in her field, Rebecca writes regularly on her 'Psych Central' blog about recovering from dysfunctional family systems and scapegoating's effects on individuals, organizations, and institutions.
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