Dr. Choate is an associate professor and has been at LSU since August 1999. She is the coordinator of the community counseling track within the counselor education program. Her research interests include counseling issues and interventions for working with girls and women, college student wellness, and counselor preparation. She is the author of the 2008 book, Girls' and Women’s Wellness: Contemporary Counseling Issues and Interventions, published by the American Counseling Association press. She has published over 20 articles in peer refereed journals including the Journal of Counseling and Development, Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Choate was the 2004-2006 editor of the Journal of College Counseling, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Counseling and Development. She is the 2009-2010 chair of the American Counseling Association Publications Committee. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is a member of the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. Dr. Choate has volunteered as an outreach presenter to over 30 groups of girls and women in the Baton Rouge community on the topics of sexual assault prevention and eating disorders prevention. She teaches Introduction to Counseling Services, Counseling Skills and Interventions, Analysis of the Individual, Group Counseling, Girls' and Women’s Issues in Counseling, and Community Practicum. Dr. Choate is licensed as Professional Counselor in Louisiana (LPC), a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC) and a Board Approved Supervisor in Louisiana.
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 Sate 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. H. (2010). Treatment for College Women Experiencing EDNOS: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model. Journal of College Counseling, 13, 73-86.
Choate, L. (2010). Interpersonal group therapy for women experiencing bulimia. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35, 349-364.
Choate, L., & Gintner, G. (in press). Prenatal depression: Best practice guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Journal of Counseling and Development.
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., & 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.