In her chapter, Jones summarized the role of women in popular music; provided an overview of the lyric content of popular music in terms of gender representation; and suggested guidelines for analysis of individual songs to determine appropriateness for use in therapy.

“Prior to the book I hadn't really thought much about feminism,” Jones says. “Through the process of researching and writing the chapter, I was able to grow in knowledge of what it means to be a feminist, and to claim that title in a way that makes sense and works for me.”

“Writing the chapter also made me confront and question the way in which I use popular songs in therapy,” Jones adds. “I feel that I'm now a better therapist because of the experience.”

Jones and Hadley are currently collaborating on a new book that Jones hopes “will become a terrific resource for anyone who utilizes popular music in therapy.”