About Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) Community Support and Education

A Trauma-Informed Online Educational and Community Space for Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) Survivors…

“Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) Education with Rebecca C Mandeville, LMFT, CCTP, is a source of support, articles and education for those struggling with controlling or abusive family relationships. Paid subscribers can also engage directly with Rebecca and each other via community features like private group chats and discussion threads.”

Dr. Simon Rogoff, author of Narcissism, Trauma, and Celebrity (Subscriber)

Welcome to my Substack site for adult survivors of Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA).

About Me: I’m the clinician and researcher who coined the term Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) and the world’s leading expert on this dysfunctional / narcissistic family system phenomenon. I’m also the author of the first book ever written on FSA, Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed: Help and Hope for Adults in the Family Scapegoat Role.

I’m also an internationally recognized Family Systems expert and Certified Complex Trauma Treatment Professional (CCTP) who has completed advanced certification training with renowned Complex Trauma expert, Dr. Janina Fisher.

IMPORTANT: On my Substack, I serve subscribers as a Content Creator; Family Systems and Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) expert; author; and researcher. I am unable to act as your therapist, consultant, or coach.

Benefits of Subscribing

As a free subscriber, you’ll receive my weekly articles on FSA-related topics delivered to your inbox, along with access to my archives.

Paid subscribers have exclusive access to a pay-wall protected ‘peer-support’ community setting where they can engage directly with me and other FSA adult survivors via our Ask the Community feature; Q & A with Rebecca Chat thread; Direct Messaging, Topic-focused Chat threads; videos, weekly topic-focused FSA Recovery Affirmations, and special bonus content not available anywhere else. (Note: Many of these features are accessible via the menu at the top of my Substack when using a browser from a desktop, laptop, iPad, or Chromebook-type device (versus the Substack Mobile phone app), as illustrated in the image below.

Being able to comment in Paywall-Protected areas on posts, Chat and Discussion threads, etc., ensures your comments will not be picked up on by search engines like Google and featured in their search results when my articles are publicly accessed, allowing paid subscribers to have more privacy online when discussing sensitive topics.

Once you subscribe, be sure to confirm your subscription via the email you’ll receive from my Substack. After confirming your subscription, you’ll receive a Welcome email that you’ll want to read in its entirety to ensure you have the best experience of our Substack site.

If you don’t see these emails, check your Promotions, Spam, or All Mail folders as they may have ended up there. You’ll want to then move those emails into your inbox so our emails don’t end up in those folders again.

Be sure to check out my video below to learn more about paid subscriber benefits.

More About My Substack for FSA Adult Survivors

To subscribe to the FSA Education Substack for free, choose the tier over to the far right after entering the email address you want my content to go to. Monthly paid subscriptions are $9.99 per month. Save nearly $20.00 per year by choosing the ‘annual’ (versus monthly) subscription tier. Subscriptions automatically renew and you can cancel at anytime via your Substack account. To prevent fraud, we are NOT able to accept pre-paid credit cards for our monthly or annual paid subscriptions.

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FSA Education offers all subscribers access to my FSA-related articles / archives. Paid subscribers receive exclusive content and enjoy Community features like private Group Chats and Discussion Threads. (Unable to accept pre-paid credit cards.)


Clinician and researcher who coined the term 'Family Scapegoating Abuse' (FSA) and the author of 'Rejected, Shamed and Blamed'. As a trauma-informed facilitator here on Substack, I hold space for FSA adult survivors to learn, grow, and connect.