Dr. Tanya Prewitt-White (she/her), is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), trained Survivor Advocate as well as the owner of Dr. Tanya Raquel, LLC. As a practitioner providing performance consulting to athletes, coaches, business professionals as well as athletic and corporate stakeholders, she has further realized her obligation to address and discuss the oppressive realities deeply rooted in sport, culture, and society. Thus, Tanya has committed her life to co-creating space for the reflection, dialogue, and action necessary for equity and progress in both sport and society. Further, Dr. Prewitt-White supports athletes who are sexual misconduct survivors, advocates for sexual misconduct policy reform, facilitates sexual consent trainings and opens spaces for athletes, sport parents, coaches, and administrators to talk about sex, sexual misconduct, and consent vulnerably and courageously. In this capacity, she has served as a consultant to institutions in the United States and Canada and recently co-edited the text, Examining and Mitigating Sexual Misconduct in Sport.
Dr. Prewitt-White was the keynote for the 2019 National Women’s and Girls in Sport Symposium, an invited speaker at the 2015 & 2017 US Tumbling and Trampoline Convention and the 2015 USA Rugby National Development Summit, the 2020 Steven Heyman Diversity & Inclusion Keynote, as well as the 2021 James Madison University’s Dorothy V. Harris Awardee & Keynote. She is published in the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, the Women, Sport and Physical Activity Journal, the Journal of Amateur Sport, Athletic Insight, the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport: The Moving towards Justice Series Papers and was a contributor to the books, Muscling in on New Worlds, Applied Feminist Sport Psychology, High Impact Teaching Practices for Sport and Exercise Psychology Educators, Community Sport Coaching: Policies and Practice, and The Routledge Handbook of Clinical Sport Psychology.
Currently, she chairs the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Advocacy Committee, serves on the AASP Reconciliation Task Force, and sits on the AASP Anger and Violence Special Interest Group. She is committed to using her voice and finding the courage to say hard things with grace so that every person is heard, seen, valued and able to reach their personal best while simultaneously healing from harm. Her personal and professional reparative work in sexual misconduct prevention, moment-to-moment co-conspiratorship, and cultural humility is grounded in and sustained by her meditation practice.