This volume is well organized, is clearly written, and uses the current research about trauma’s impact on memory. Beginning with an overview of the clinical and cultural aspects of the disorder, Brewin moves to detailed discussions of trauma’s impact on identity, the puzzling ways in which trauma is remembered, and the debates around the false memory syndrome. He outlines the dual task for both survivor and therapist: addressing the posttrauma intrusive memories and reformulating the posttrauma identity. In a chapter titled "A Crisis of Identity," Brewin details the variety of ways major trauma affects the self-identity of trauma survivors. Typically, survivors reinvest themselves in family, help other survivors, or demonstrate "an increased involvement with religious and spiritual issues."