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Brett Slagel, M.S., LTJG, USN

LTJG Slagel attended the University of South Alabama with a major in psychology and a minor in sociology. He graduated from the University of South Alabama and remained on a volunteer basis as a research assistant while working as a psychometrician in a local behavioral health clinic. LTJG Slagel returned to the University of South Alabama after being accepted to the applied Brain and Behavioral Sciences program with a concentration in clinical science. His research emphasized the process of meaning making and self-conscious emotion following stressful life events.

LTJG Slagel’s familial background paved the way for his commission to the US Navy in 2018 upon his acceptance to the Uniformed Services University’ Military Track for Clinical Psychology in Bethesda, Maryland. Broadly, LTJG Slagel holds interest in morality, moral injury, post-traumatic outcomes, and existential growth and conflict. He comes to the MDC as a Doctoral Candidate to continue his training with specific focuses in life transition, stress management, and meaning making. 


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