About Dr Carol
Dr Carol is a former University Dean and Associate Provost, trained therapist, researcher, educational consultant and writer. During her training, she counseled hundreds of clients in one-on-one sessions as well as in group settings where her work was with college freshman dealing with transitional and developmental issues on campus. Her primary research focus is female self-esteem development among teens. Her self published dissertation “The effects of single gender versus coeducational environments on the self-esteem development and academic competence of high school females” focused on 15 year old girls in the Bay Area where her research findings showed disturbingly low levels of self-esteem across the board. This staggering discovery has led her to further research this topic. She is working on her second book called Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image, which is a compilation of interviews with teens girls on the topic of self-esteem while offering an effective and practical system designed to RAISE (Resilience, Attitude, Independence, Self-Respect and Empowerment) teen self-esteem. Check out the book trailer for Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image. In addition, she runs groups for non-profits interested in adding self-esteem training into their overall mission.
Presently, she hosts this blog to offer practical advise and guidance on self-esteem issues as a tool for parents and teens. She also tweets articles, tips and blog posts related to self-esteem under the name SelfEsteemDean. Dr Carol can also be found on Facebook and Linkedin.
- Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco
- Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Fairfield University
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Salem State College
“I wish to be the voice for a generation of girls presently silent. To offer tools and techniques to girls on how they can face issues of self-esteem head on. To let them know that they are not alone in their feelings. To help strengthen their female relationships, their development of personal and professional goals, and the belief in themselves that they can achieve their dreams. I’d like to help create a positive societal shift for future generations so women will be able to acknowledge and identify their own negative self talk as it relates to their self-esteem while having the tools and knowledge to do something about it. Empowerment through Education.”