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Combatting bullying behavior and dysfunctional cultures begins with understanding narcissistic abuse. Narcissism manifests as entitlement and exploitation in family and workplace systems and presents as a pattern of divisive, deconstructive, and deleterious attitudes and actions, which compromise welfare, functionality, and productivity.

We provide psychoeducation and strategic support practices to mitigate or eliminate pervasive and insidious behavior patterns exhibited in toxic environments.

Join weekly events hosted by our
Clubhouse Community (5K plus members)

Dr. Jordan Schaul
Systems Coach & Consultant


Post-Graduate Advising
With Katie Gledhill (Ph.D. Candidate)
Helping prospective graduate & professional students navigate the politically-charged academic landscape. Inquire about community and group Zoom events.

Narcissistic family systems are both prevalent and highly problematic. Professionals who can help others make sense of such toxic dynamics are far too few. Dr. Jordan Schaul is a gifted coach who offers deep and compassionate understanding and transformative tools for those who are untangling from toxic and confusing dynamics. Facilitating Clubhouse Scapegoat Strength rooms with Dr. Schaul is a true honor. As a team, we are able to create an environment in which individuals can explore what often feels unclear and confusing. Additionally, those who often feel very isolated in their suffering, learn they are not alone. Inside of these safe spaces, Dr. Schaul also offers compassionate and practical tools for setting boundaries and navigating to a healthier and happier way of living from relationship to relationship.”
Laura Taylor, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist/Counselor
Founder of Vulnerable Living
Santa Rosa, California

It is fun collaborating with Jordan. His knowledge and synthesis of information across domains of life science and industry blow my mind. He can make things feel relevant that don’t at the outset seem to connect.
Nathalie Martinek, PhD 
Coach, Consultant & ‘Narcissism Hacker’
Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Jordan Schaul’s wisdom and insight regarding a child’s developmental trajectory from a family systems perspective is invaluable. He’s a great resource for helping parents negotiate psychosocial influences that both impede and enhance the emotional well-being of our families. As a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company executive, I also appreciate and respect his background in organizational behavior. He understands what makes adults tick and what makes their workplace cultures thrive.
Alison Mitzner, MD
Author of Calm and Confident Parenting:
How to Care for Yourself (And Your Kids) Through Life’s Chaos

New York, New York

Dr. Schaul brings real-world knowledge about the subject matter of narcissists and sociopaths. He explains beautifully the behavioral patterns of those personality types. His club Scapegoat Strength offers valuable insight for any professional that works in risk management. You need to take time each week and sit in. Jordan is an absolutely fantastic educator on the topics. We also co-host Clubhouse talks on true crime and homicide investigations and have revisited many cases I’ve personally worked on.
Jack Struble
Retired LAPD Detective & Security Consultant
Los Angeles, California

When I went to law school in New York, they didn’t teach us about how to recognize and deal with narcissists in divorce cases. Many judges and lawyers still don’t recognize the role that narcissists play in the dissolution of a marriage. Dr. Schaul’s “Scapegoat Strength” programs help fill an unfortunate gap with wisdom, knowledge, & compassion.
Steven J. Kaplan, Esq.,
Divorce Attorney
Colts Neck, New Jersey


Recent Press

Interview on “Trigger Warning”
w/ Larry Pelton

Community Voices
As a parenting coaching, I find Dr. Jordan’s rooms so helpful to understanding what can go wrong in family systems and how healing can take place.
Sharon S.

My biggest takeaways from an event hosted by Scapegoat Strength are that it is ok to realize my own needs and not need validation from others. If I need to prove something to myself so that I can move forward emotionally, it’s not up to someone else to decide. It’s ok to move forward with that need, especially if it’s holding me back mentally and emotionally. Just wow. So much value in this space. Even just hearing people share feels like therapy. It is comforting to hear I’m not alone in breaking cycles.
Angelique S.

There are very few places where scapegoats can talk openly and freely about their suffering. If they are lucky, they may stumble upon the term “scapegoat” and narcissistic family systems. Many scapegoats never get insight into their suffering and live their entire lives seeking answers to their emotional pain. Scapegoat Strength gets around all the fluff and focuses solely on educating and empowering the scapegoat. Dr. Jordan provides a comforting and caring place where scapegoats can find refuge and share what has/hasn’t worked in navigating these very complicated, very destructive family systems.
Michael W.

Dr. Jordan’s rooms have helped me become aware of the narcissists in my life… Knowing it’s OK to separate myself from a narcissistic family member has been particularly helpful… Had I known about narcissism a year ago, I could have prevented a lawsuit [filed against] me by a narcissistic partner… Additionally, I am better able to recognize the red flags of coworkers and bosses who present with narcissistic traits. Thank you for all you do.
Jenn O.

This space is always helpful for identifying the roles of the narcissists in my family dynamic. It’s a safe space to share and receive insight from others. I keep coming back and always leave with the value from the room.

I think it’s validating because many of us have been gaslit for so long.”
Emma S.

Scapegoat Strength has been a magnificent treasure to find. Jordan provides a safe space for those who come from enmeshed, toxic families. Through difficult but rewarding conversations, Scapegoat Strength has provided me and many others an opportunity to heal from emotional neglect or abuse that is insidious and threatens to and often destroys the life of a scapegoated child. I can’t speak highly enough of Scapegoat Strength.
Hugh K.

“Chronic and systematic abuse in a narcissistic family can lead to severe childhood wounds that can scar many well into their adult life. Dr. Jordan’s mission is to help those heal from their troubled past. He is empathetic and explains how to heal from toxic injury with sensitivity and compassion. I’m blessed to have him in my circle and have him part of my Rise like a Phoenix Club family.”
Shayma A.

“If you have been a scapegoat, you couldn’t ask for a more supportive environment of professionals and peers. Whether you’ve been scapegoated on the job, in a romantic relationship, or in your family of origin; the challenges can seem insurmountable. That said, a focus group like this can help. We explore the nuances in family and organizational cultures in an attempt to solve the puzzle of our lives with pieces that may be forgotten, obscured, or repressed. Dr. Jordan and his team will listen to and support you in your growth.
Ben N.

Very grateful for a space where people can safely explore their family dynamics, unresolved trauma, and vulnerabilities.”
John A.

A place where sense CAN be made of the senseless.”
Vicki M.


Actress Kelly Le Brock, Brigadier General John E. Michel,
Journalist/Activist Reham Khan, Psychotherapist Dr. Nadine Macaluso

(Relationship IQ w/ Public Figures)

Dr. Nadine Macaluso (AKA Dr. Nae) Discusses Dark Tetrad Personality Traits
The Former Wife of the “Wolf of Wall Street” Dispels Some Dark Tetrad Myths

Interview with General John E. Michel (US Air Force | NATO)
From the Battlefield to the Boardroom

Journalist & Political Activist Reham Khan Discusses the Plight of Women & Children Around the World
The Former Wife of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shares Perspectives on Families

“What Would the World Be Like Without Mirrors?”
(Kelly Le Brock Interview – Narcissism in Hollywood)


(Family & Organizational Psychology)

Warning Your Allies About a Bully Can Turn them Against You
Navigating the Battle Ahead (Coauthored by Dr. Nathalie Martinek)

Brainwash, Browbeat, Bully, Repeat

Was I a Conversational Narcissist or Just in Need of Being Seen and Heard?

‘Pedestaling’ Celebrities with Fair & Misplaced Compassion

Narcissism in the Guise of Animal Activism
Reflections on Conversations with the Late Michael Hutchins, PhD – Wildlife Conservation and Welfare Expert

The Evolution of the Internet Troll: Narcissistic Abuse & Toxicity in Cyberspace
A primer for traditional social media and emerging social audio spaces

The OJ Simpson Case Failed to Explain Intimate Partner Violence in Ways that the Amber Heard Case has Only Begun to Explore

Stress in Professions vs, Toxicity in Workplace Cultures
The Great Resignation of Blue-Collar and White-Collar Workers

What You Wish You Knew About Narcissistic Supply
With Specific Advice for the Social Audio Consumer

Scapegoat or Black Sheep of the Family?
Can You Be Both?

Narcissistic Confabulations:
The ‘Honest Lies’ of the Developmentally Traumatized

Cognitive Distortion: Dichotomous Thinking:
The Burden of the Dichotomous Thinker & Disordered Personality

Dangerous Expressions:
The Smirk of the Narcissist & the Stare of the Psychopath

World Mental Health Day – Take a Mental Health Test:
The Inequality in Care

The Science of Narcissism Beyond Psychopathology:
Clinical and Sociological Perspectives

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