Contributed by Wayne Scott

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Open Book May 1, 2024

How Can a Ghost Story Help Us Heal from Trauma?

Excavating Unspoken Conversations

Director Andrew Haigh’s haunting film All of Us Strangers lays bare the critical role of imagination in healing from traumatic loss. Read more

Finding Your Way As a New Clinician

Three Tips to Guide Your First Session

After 34 years in practice, a therapist offers advice on what to remember before seeing your first client. Read more

Exploring Consensual Nonmonogamy

How to Help Couples Avoid Pitfalls and Enhance Their Connection

Despite a cultural environment that’s often hostile toward nonmonogamy, an increasing number of couples are considering it. How can therapists help them... Read more

The Divorce Announcement

A Conscious Approach to Moving Forward

How can therapists help divorcing clients share a message that conveys hope and healing? Maybe it's time to counter the divorce-as-catastrophe trope that runs... Read more

Family Matters November 30, 2022

Love Scrabble

An Evening with My Wife's Boyfriend

Playing a traditional boardgame in a nontraditional romantic arrangement. Read more

Wayne Scott

Wayne Scott, MA, LCSW, is a writer and couples therapist in Portland, Oregon. Recently his New York Times essay, “Two Open Marriages in One Small Room,” was adapted for the Modern Love podcast and read by Edoardo Ballerini. It is adapted for the Modern Love (Amsterdam) television series, available now on Amazon Prime. Visit his website at waynescottlcsw.com.