About Rebecca C Mandeville MFT:
Rebecca C. Mandeville is a licensed psychotherapist, educator, blogger, and author. She coined the term Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA) while researching family scapegoating's impact on the targeted child or adult child. Her pioneering research on FSA is recognized worldwide and she is currently coordinating her research on FSA and C-PTSD (complex trauma) with interested Universities for the purposes of future (peer-reviewed) studies. She is also author of the popular international blog, 'Scapegoat Recovery' (as featured on Psych Central – now accessible via her website). Rebecca also owns and operates her online private psychotherapy and FSA recovery coaching practices from her home on the Oregon coast, where she specializes in treating adult survivors of family scapegoating abuse as well as adults suffering from C-PTSD due to childhood trauma.
What inspires you to write?
Knowing that I am able to psycho-educate and assist adult survivors of childhood abuse through my articles, books, and research-based work, even if they are not able to work with me in my online private practice.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Carl Jung, Marion Woodman, Dostoevsky, Adyashanti, Rumi, Lao Tzu
Tell us about your writing process.
I write articles regularly and guest blog for various online Mental Health organizations; these articles and blog posts often form the basis of my books on recovering from dysfunctional or 'toxic' family systems.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you feel you have a unique message to share with the world, writing a book is a wonderful and rewarding way to share your views and gifts with others.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
A leading traditional self-publisher contacted me and invited me to submit a book proposal after reading some of my articles on what I named 'family scapegoating abuse' (FSA); however, after researching self-publishing versus traditional publishing, I decided to self-publish to have total control over my book, its contents, the cover, and the marketing of it. My book is doing very well since it's release August 2020 (it has been on the best-seller list in its category on Amazon and was a #1 'Hot New Release') and I'm very happy with my decision.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self-publishing is getting more sophisticated. My opinion is that traditional publishing may need to offer better royalty terms and marketing support if they want to remain competitive.
What genres do you write?: Self-Help; Poetry; Creative Nonfiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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