Brief Treatments for the Traumatized is divided into three sections. The first addresses theoretical issues and is strong. The contributing authors generally embrace a cognitive behavior orientation. The second section discusses what are called generic therapies: cognitive behavioral treatment, narrative therapy, thought-field therapy, sensorimotor processing, and eye movement desensitization-reprocessing. The third explores trauma-focused treatments: multisensory trauma processing, neurolinguistic programming, emotionally focused therapy, brief multiple family group treatment, traumatic incident reduction, couples treatment for trauma, crisis debriefing, and the rewind technique. Some authorities would argue whether some of the treatments are appropriately classified as generic or trauma focused, but this is a minor concern. As in any multiauthor book, the chapters are not equally successful. The majority are competent and thoughtful and address their subjects well. However, some fail to achieve clarity, and some are overly ambitious—in trying to achieve too much they fall short of their objectives and leave the reader befuddled. This text does not offer an adequate discussion of the indications and contraindications for brief treatment in general or for particular brief treatments with particular patients. This is a major omission and compromises the reader’s capacity to contextualize the information the book conveys.