Books. Journal articles. Chapters


2019 (Palgrave MacMillan)
2019 (University of Groningen)
2015 (Hubb Publishing)

Journal Publications


Spirituality & Migrant integration

Counted, Victor. “The Role of Spirituality in Promoting Sense of Place among Foreigners of African Background in the Netherlands.” Ecopsychology 11(2), 101–109

A Rejoinder on place spirituality

Counted, Victor and Fraser Watts. “A Space of Transition and Transaction: A rejoinder to selected commentaries on place spirituality.” Archive for the Psychology of Religion 41(1), 43–52

Place Spirituality & attachment theory

Counted, Victor and Hetty Zock. “Place Spirituality: an attachment perspective.” Archive for the Psychology of Religion 41(1), 12–25

Sense of Place & Quality of Life

Counted, Victor. “Sense of Place Attitudes and Quality of Life Outcomes among African Residents in a Multicultural Australian Society.” Journal of Community Psychology 47(2), 338-355

Sense of place in a Migration Context

Counted, Victor, Ahmed A. Moustafa, and Andre Renzaho. “Migration and socio-demographic factors associated with the sense of place attitudes of sub-Saharan Africans in northern and western Netherlands.” Journal of Community Psychology 47(2), 238-253.

Analysis of African Diaspora Religion

Counted, Victor. African Christian Diaspora Religion and/or spirituality: A concept analysis and reinterpretation. Critical Research in Religion 7(1), 58-79


Religion, Place, and Health in Migrants

Counted, Victor, Adam Possamai, Cameron McAuliffe, and Tanya Meade. “Attachment to Australia, Attachment to God, and Quality of Life Outcomes in African Christian Diaspora.” Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health

Relational Spirituality & Quality of life

Counted, Victor, Adam Possamai, and Tanya Meade. “Relational Spirituality and Quality of Life 2007 to 2017: An integrative research review.” Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 16:75

Pastoral Juxtaposition in Spiritual Care

Counted, Victor and Joseph R. Miller. “Pastoral Juxtaposition in Spiritual Care: Toward a caregiving faith theology in an evangelical Christian context.” HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 74(2), a4630.

The circle of place spirituality model

Counted, Victor. “The Circle of Place Spirituality: Toward a motivational systems theory in the psychology of religion.” Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 29, 149-178.

Attachment & Caregiving Faith in Migrants

Counted, Victor. “Global avoidant attachment predicts indicators of caregiving faith in Australian-based African Christians in New South Wales.” Journal for the Academic Study of Religion 30(1): 55-74.

Domains of Religious Coping behaviour

Counted, Victor. “Domains of Religious Coping Behaviour among African Christians in New South Wales, Australia: An exploratory qualitative study.” Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health 21(3), 215-236.


Place Attachment in the Bible

Counted, Victor and Fraser Watts. “Place Attachment in the Bible: The role of attachment to sacred places in religious life.” Journal of Psychology and Theology 45(3), 218-232 [

Attachment & Terrorism

Counted, Victor. “Attachment Theory and Religious Violence: Theorizing Adult Religious Psychopathology.” Journal for the Study of Religion 30(1), 78-109.

Attachment & Authenticity Tendencies

Counted, Victor and Ahmed A. Moustafa. “Between God and Self: Exploring the attachment to God and authenticity/inauthenticity tendencies of South African Christian youths.” Mental Health, Religion & Culture 20(2), 109-127


The Psychology of Youth Faith Formation

Counted, Victor. “The psychology of youth faith formation: A Care-giving Faith?” Journal of Youth and Theology 15 (2): 146 – 172

Making Sense of Place Attachment

Counted, Victor. “Making Sense of Place Attachment: Towards a Holistic Understanding of People-place Relationships and Experiences.” Environment, Space, & Place, 8(1), 7-32.

Missionising Youth Identity Crisis

Counted, Victor. “Missionising Youth Identity Crisis: Towards a missional hermeneutic of care in youth ministry practice.” Missionalia: Southern African Journal of Missiology, 41(1), 82-102.

Self-Authenticity in African Millennials

Counted, Victor. “Being Authentic is the New Image: A study of authenticity and selfhood among south African Christian millennials.” Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 19(3), 268–294.

God as an Attachment figure

Counted, Victor. “God as an Attachment Figure: A Case Study of the God Attachment Language and God Concepts of Anxiously Attached Christian Youths in South Africa.” Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health 18(4), 316-346.

Internet Inequality & Innovation in Africa

Counted, Victor and Joyce Arawole. “‘We Are Connected, But Constrained': Internet Inequality and the Challenges of Millennials in Africa as Actors in Innovation.” Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5(3), 1-21.


Attachment, God Images, & God Concepts

Counted, Victor. “God Images and God Concepts: Towards a pastoral hermeneutic of the God attachment experience.” Verbum et Ecclesia 36(1), a1389.

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