Laura Choate

Laura Hensley Choate 

Jo Ellen Levy Yates Professor, Counselor Education

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.A. Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1990
Master's Degree: Psychology, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, 1992
Ed.D.Counselor Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1997
Phone: (225) 578-1248

Email: lchoate@lsu.edu

Office: 122D Peabody Hall

 

Biography

Laura Choate, Ed.D., LPC-S has 15 years of experience as a counselor educator at Louisiana State University and 16 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is the author of four books: Girls and Women’s Wellness: Contemporary Counseling Issues and Interventions (2008, American Counseling Association), Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Counselor’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment (edited; 2013, American Counseling Association), Adolescent Girls in Distress: A Guide to Mental Health Treatment and Prevention (2013, Springer Publications), and Swimming Upstream: Parenting Girls for Resilience in a Toxic Culture (release date November, 2015, Oxford University Press). She has 40 publications in journals and in books, most of which have been related to girls’ and women’s wellness. She served as guest editor for the 2012 themed issue on eating disorders in the Journal of Counseling and Development and was awarded the 2013 Best Practices Award by the American Counseling Association for her work in the area of eating disorders treatment.

In addition, she is a former editor of the Journal of College Counseling, was twice the chair of the ACA Publications Committee. She was twice appointed to serve on the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners and is the current Board Chair and the Chair of the Discipline Committee that is responsible for all to the ethical violation charges filed against LPCs in the state of Louisiana. She is the past recipient of the American College Counseling Association Research Award, the LSU Phi Kappa Phi Non-tenured Faculty Award for Humanities and Social Sciences, and the 2014 College of Human Sciences and Education Distinguished Research Award.

Awards & Honors

American Counseling Association Best Practices Award. American Counseling Association, March 2013.

American College Counseling Association Excellence in Research Award, American College Counseling Association, 2004.

Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Nontenured Faculty Award for the Humanities and Sciences, Louisiana State University, March 2003.

ACCA Research Grant Recipient, American College Counseling Association. Award for proposal research, "Drug-facilitated sexual assault: Implications for college counseling outreach." April, 2001.

ACES Research Grant Recipient, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Award for proposal research, "The faculty advisor role: Implications for enhanced program accountability." April 2001.

Service Learning Grant Recipient, Louisiana State University. Award for proposed service learning project, "Community service to enhance group leadership development: A collaboration with Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana." February, 2001.

ACES Research Grant Recipient, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Award for proposal research by Hensley, L. G., Smith, S. L. "Practices and procedures regarding the assessment of student professional development in CACREP-approved programs." April 1999.

Books

Girls and Women’s Wellness: Contemporary Counseling Issues and Interventions (2008, American Counseling Association)

Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Counselor’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment (edited; 2013, American Counseling Association)

Adolescent Girls in Distress: A Guide to Mental Health Treatment and Prevention (2013, Springer Publications)

Swimming Upstream: Parenting Girls for Resilience in a Toxic Culture (2015, Oxford University Press)

 

Selected Publications

Snapp, S., Choate, L., & Ryu. E. (2012). A body image resilience model for first-year college women. Sex Roles, 63, 1-11.

Choate, L., & Gintner, G. (2011). Prenatal depression: Best practice guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Journal of Counseling and Development, 89, 373-381.

Choate, L. (2011). Negotiating cultural pressures: A treatment model for binge eating in adolescent girls. Women and Therapy, 34, 1-16.

Choate, L. H. (2010).  Treatment for College Women Experiencing EDNOS: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model. Journal of College Counseling, 13, 73-86.

Choate, L. H., & Schwitzer, A. M. (2009). Mental health counseling responses to eating-related concerns in young women: A prevention and treatment continuum. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 31, 164-183.

Choate, L. (2007). Counseling adolescent girls for body image resilience: Strategies for school counselors. Professional School Counselor, 10, 317-326.

Hensley Choate, L. (2005). Toward a theoretical model of body image resilience. Journal of Counseling and Development, 83, 320-330.
 

Selected Presentations

Invited Presentations:

Choate, L. (February, 2013). Treatment for Depression in Girls and Women. Invited webinar presentation to 324 international and national mental health professionals. Sponsored by American Counseling Association webinar series on treatments for depression.

 

Presentations at Professional Meetings:

Choate, L., & Wilson, H. (March 2015). Treatment for Depression in Girls and Women. American Counseling Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Choate, L. (March 2013). Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Counselors’ Guide to Prevention and Treatment. ACA Book Author Session. American Counseling Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Choate, L. (October, 2012). Treatments for Binge Eating in College Students. American College Counseling Association National Conference, Orlando, FL.

Choate, L., & Curry, J. (March, 2011). Combating Harmful Media Influences on Girls’ Mental Health: Implications for Prevention, Advocacy, and Treatment. 3-hour Preconference Learning Institute, American Counseling Association 2011 Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Choate, L. (March, 2010). Girls’ and Women’s Wellness: Counseling Issues and Interventions. ACA Book Author Session. American Counseling Association 2010 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Choate, L. H. (October, 2009). Teaching Girls and Women’s Wellness: A Counselor Education Course Design. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2009 Conference, San Diego, CA.

Professional/Community Service

American Counseling Association Publications Committee, appointed 2008-2011

Chair, 2009-2010; 2010-2011

External Reviewer, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2011

Editorial Boards  

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Counseling and Development, 2003-2006; 2008-2011; 2011-2014

Guest Editor, Journal of Counseling and Development, Special Section on Eating Disorders Prevention and Treatment, Summer 2012

Editorial Board Member, Eating Disorders Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 2012-15

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2013-2016. 

Editor, Journal of College Counseling, 2004-2006

Associate Editor, Journal of College Counseling, 2002-2004.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of College Counseling, 2000-2002

Links

Laura Choate website: https://drlaurachoate.wordpress.com/

 

Psychology Today Blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/girls-women-and-wellness