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Natalie Durand-Bush, President

Dr. Natalie Durand-Bush is a sport psychology professor, scientist, and practitioner in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She is the Director of the SEWP LAB and the co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport - a specialized interdisciplinary Centre offering collaborative sport-focused mental health care services to high-performance athletes and coaches. As a Mental Performance Consultant for the past 25 years, she has helped amateur and professional athletes and coaches of all ages, sports, and levels achieve their performance and well-being goals.

A relentless advocate for the field of sport psychology, Natalie has co-founded and chaired the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) and has served as the Vice-President of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP). She currently is a member of the Executive Board of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and is an AASP Fellow. In her role as the immediate past Publications and Information Division Head, Natalie is co-editing AASP’s forthcoming certification study guide. Her areas of specialization include psychological skills training and assessment, coaching psychology, smartphones/social media, and mental health.