This book is a compassionate and wise guide to women who seek to understand, accept, and empower themselves. It provides a clear description of women’s development through relationship. Numerous examples and personal stories lead the reader to adopt a positive affirmation of self. Exercises, activities, and suggestions give the reader directions about how to enhance the process of self-development.
—Ruth M. Bounous, Ph.D., LCSW, Professor, San Antonio, Texas and psychotherapist.
Grounded, lucid and encouraging, Connections: A Woman’s Guide for Relational Living offers women sound, practical advice for living authentically. The authors present their professional experience as therapists and their insights as mature women; readers will benefit from their wisdom, common sense and confidence in women’s capacity for connection and transformation.
—Mary C. Earle, M.A., M.Div., Author in Residence at The Workshop and Author of Broken Body, Healing Spirit and Beginning Again.
“Connections offers an exciting roadmap for a woman’s journey in search of self-discovery and understanding.”
—Lillian A. Murray, Dean’s Council with the College of Natural Science, University of Texas.
About the Authors
Beverly J. Valtierra, Ph.D., LCSW is a psychologist and a certified social worker in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. She consults and gives workshops and seminars. She has served as assistant professor in several graduate programs.
Joan M. Ellis, M.A., LPC, LCDC is a licensed professional counselor and chemical dependency counselor. She maintains a private practice in San Antonio and trains and consults in the chemical dependency field.
Together they own the Connection Center, Inc., a group counseling practice. They have a highly qualified and experienced staff.