Dr. Vic Counted is passionate about learning what makes communities flourish. His research broadly focuses examining psychological processes – social, spiritual, environmental – that shape human flourishing across cultures. Dr Counted utilizes a unique framework that integrates psychological science and practice with cross-cultural healthcare practices to develop evidence-based and theoretically-driven research interventions that promote health and well-being for individuals and communities. 

Dr. Counted’s research focuses on seven key secondary objectives: 

  1. the integration of psychology of religion and mental health; 
  2. the promotion of human flourishing through cross-cultural approaches to human-environment relationships; 
  3. the impact of global change stressors (e.g., pandemics, conflicts) on subjective well-being, health behaviors, and human flourishing; 
  4. the evaluation and promotion of resilience strategies to enhance community well-being, improve quality of life, and reduce disparities in health outcomes among vulnerable individuals and communities; 
  5. the link between attachment, radicalization, and deradicalization across geo-political, religious, and interpersonal contexts; 
  6. the relationship dynamics between religious/spiritual experiences and human-experience experiences; 
  7. the use and development of transcultural assessment tools for mental health practitioners and researchers.

The research flow chart below shows all the topics Dr Counted has worked on, giving a bigger picture of his scientific and scholarly contributions


Prospective Colleagues and Researchers: Feel free to reach out to me for collaboration if our research interests intersect.

Prospective Graduate Students (Ph.D., PsyD, and Research Master’s students): Please carefully study the flowchart below to see if our research interests align and if I am the right fit for your research project. Email me or book an appointment for further enquires.