In the last decade, psychologists have become involved in one of their most contentious debates to date—contentious enough that Pezdek and Banks refer to it as close to a ‘religious war’ (Pezdek & Banks, 1996, p. xii). They are not far wrong. The recovered memory debate has divided professional organizations resulting in a substantial loss of membership. Some of the major organizations have been unable to reach a consensus beyond the most basic of guidelines concerning professional practice (Royal College of Psychiatry; see Brandon et al., 1997; American Psychological Association; see Alpert et al., 1996). In fact, the British Psychological Society was the only professional body to produce a report and guidelines that met with the approval of all the members of their working party (Andrews et al., 1995), if not all members of the society (see Weiskrantz, 1995).