Victor Counted, PhD
Dr Vic Counted studies various aspects of psychosocial, psychospiritual, and environmental processes that sustain health, community well-being, and human connection. He has a PhD in Psychology (Western Sydney University, Australia) and a second PhD in Religious Studies (University of Groningen, Netherlands). Dr Counted is also a social entrepreneur, lecturer, christian clergy, author, and speaker. He currently lives in Sydney with his wife Jessie and son Ikemba.
Key areas: minority health, migrant quality of life, suffering, mental health, human flourishing, psychological well-being, social relationships, spiritual well-being, environmental health;
Key research topics: place attachment, religious/spiritual attachment, attachment with adult caregivers, attachment psychopathology, attachment & radicalization;
Key interests: religious coping, spiritual struggles, religion & wellbeing, religion & place, spiritual care, God representations, relational spirituality, attachment-religion framework, African diaspora religion, religion & migration, religious psychopathology;
Expertise: sense of place, community belonging, place attitudes, place attachment, sacred places, pro-environmental behaviors;
Interests: migration & health, religion & migration, migrant social integration, sense of belonging, African diaspora, acculturation strategies
Research topics: coping, self-transcendence, authenticity, resilience, hope, well-being, meaning-making, character strengths.
New Books (2021)
Research and practices that promote health, community well-being, and human connection
Well-being in Vulnerable Contexts During the COVID-19 PandemicJanuary 9, 2021/