Laura H. Choate

Laura H. Choate

Laura H. Choate is an associate professor and counselor educator at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Her research interests include eating disorders prevention and treatment, 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. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on body image resilience and eating disorders and was the guest editor of the recent Journal of Counseling & Development theme issue on eating disorders prevention and treatment. She was the 2004–2006 editor of the Journal of College Counseling and is a three-term editorial board member of the Journal of Counseling & Development. She is a past recipient of the Louisiana State University Phi Kappa Phi Award for Outstanding Nontenured Faculty Member in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the American College Counseling Association Research Award. She is a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and serves as the vice chair and the Discipline Committee chair of the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. She has also volunteered as an outreach presenter to more than 30 groups of girls and women in the Baton Rouge community on the topics of eating disorders prevention and sexual assault prevention.