Laura Choate, Ed.D., LPC-S, NCC has 14 years of experience as a counselor educator at Louisiana State University and 15 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is the author of three books: Girls and Women’s Wellness: Contemporary Counseling Issues and Interventions (2008), Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Counselor’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment (2013), and Adolescent Girls in Distress: A Guide to Mental Health Treatment and Prevention (2013). She has 40 publications in journals and books, most of which have been related to girls’ and women’s mental health. She served as guest editor for the 2012 themed issue on eating disorders in the Journal of Counseling and Development (the flagship journal of the counseling profession) 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 presented an invited 2013 ACA webinar to over 300 participants on the topic of Depression in Girls and Women, and co-presented a pre-conference Learning Institute on the topic of cultural pressures and girls’ mental health at the 2011 annual conference of the American Counseling Association.
In addition, she is a former editor of the Journal of College Counseling, was twice the chair of the ACA Publications Committee, and currently serves on the ACA Research and Knowledge Committee. She was appointed to serve on the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners and is the current Board Vice-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 and the LSU Phi Kappa Phi Non-tenured Faculty Award for Humanities and Social Sciences.
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.
Choate, L. (2013). Adolescent Girls in Distress: A Guide for Mental Health Treatment and Prevention. New York: Springer Publications.
Choate, L. (2013). Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Counselor’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association Press.
Choate, L. (2008). Girls’ and Women’s Wellness: Contemporary Counseling Issues and Interventions. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association Press.
Choate, L. (2012). Counseling adolescents who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy approach. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 31, 56-71.
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. (2010). Interpersonal group therapy for women experiencing bulimia. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35, 349-364.
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. (2009). Girls’ and women’s issues in counseling: A theory-based course design. Counselor Education and Supervision, 48, 179-193.
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. H., & Curry, J. (2009). Addressing the sexualization of girls through comprehensive programs, advocacy, and systemic change: Implications for Professional School Counselors. Professional School Counseling, 12, 213-222.
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.
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., & Williams, A. (January, 2010). Best practices in clinical supervision: Models, standards, and evaluation processes. 2010 American Association of State Counseling Boards, Orlando, FL.
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.
Choate, L. H., & Curry, J. (October, 2009). Transforming the Cultural Context of Gender: a Multi-Systemic Advocacy Approach to Increasing Social Consciousness Around the Sexualization of Girlhood. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2009 Conference, San Diego, CA.