Victor Counted, Ph.D

Dr Victor Counted is a behavioural, social, and health scientist, author, research consultant, and speaker. He is an interdisciplinary voice whose main research fuse applied health research, positive psychology, human-environment interactions, adult attachment patterns, and the psychology of religion/spirituality. He is mostly known for his scholarly work on The Psychology of Religion and Place, Place Attachment, Attachment to God, and Migrant Health & Attachment. He is committed to transforming people and organisations through research and educational leadership.  


  • PhD in Psychology — Western Sydney University, Australia 
  • PhD in Religious Studies — University of Groningen, Netherlands



Migrants and the bond with God: attachment and survival are linked

Published in The Conversation 21 January, 2020.

Can Religious Coping Help Australian Bushfire Survivors?

Published in Psychology Today 20 January, 2020

The Security of Place & Resilience

Published in Psychology Today 19 March, 2019.

Recent Posts

Upcoming Events and Speaking Engagements

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Forthcoming Projects

Book Project for Lexington Books: "The Roots of Radicalization"

I have signed a contract to write a book for Lexington Books on my work on disrupted attachment systems and displacement in the context of radicalization. The working title for the book is "The Roots of Radicalization". The book should be ready by the end of 2020.

Victor Counted, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

Attachment to Australia, Attachment to God, and Quality of Life Outcomes in Migrants

Published 2020 in Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health 22(1), 65-95.

Sense of Place Attitudes and Quality of Life Outcomes among African Residents in Australia

Published 2019 in the Journal of Community Psychology 47(2), 338-355.

Place Spirituality: an attachment perspective

Published 2019 in Archive for the Psychology of Religion 41(1), 12–25.

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