Dr. Carol Langlois is a former University Dean and Associate Provost, trained therapist, researcher, educational consultant and published author. During her training, she counseled hundreds of clients in one-on-one sessions as well as in group settings, mostly working with college freshman dealing with transitional and developmental issues on campus. Her primary research focus is female self-esteem development among teens. Her 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 SF 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 and write her book.
Her book Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image, is a compilation of interviews with teens girls on the topic of self-esteem which also offers 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. An adaptation of her book has become a play directed by Suze Allen of 3Girls Theatre Company of San Francisco where Carol is the resident artist.
In addition, Dr. Carol runs workshops for non-profits and high schools interested in adding self-esteem training for teens into their overall mission. 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 @DrCarolLanglois. 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 University
- One-on-One Confidence Coaching
- Panelist and Speaker