Dr. Choate Makes Top 25 Articles of the Year List

January 12, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA - Laura Choate, EdD, LPC, College of Human Sciences & Education Acting Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Services and the Jo Ellen Levy Yates Endowed Professor, recently received news that her article was ranked 14th on Counseling Today’s Top 25 Most-Read Articles of 2021 list. Choate’s article entitled “But my clients don’t get eating disorders” dives into the topic of counselor awareness regarding extreme dieting, excessive eating, fasting, emotional overeating, and binge eating.
Choate writes, “even though you might never intend to work as an eating disorders specialist, all counselors need adequate preparation to recognize disordered eating symptoms in their clients, to know when and how to provide appropriate referrals, to understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, and to effectively manage personal values.” At the end of the article, Choate presents key takeaways and provides recommended resources.

Laura Choate is the Jo Ellen Levy Yates endowed professor of counselor education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She is the author of five books, the most recent of which is Depression in Girls and Women Across the Lifespan: Treatment Essentials for Mental Health Professionals (2020). She has 40 publications in journals and books, most of which have been related to girls’ and women’s mental health. She is a member of the ACA Ethics Committee.

Read Dr. Choate's article here and view the rest of the Top 25 list here.