Dr. Vic Counted is passionate about learning what makes communities flourish. His research broadly focuses on studying and promoting the science and practice of human flourishing/well-being grounded in everyday psychosocial and psychospiritual processes. 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 in individuals and communities.
Dr. Counted’s research focuses on seven key secondary objectives:
- the integration of psychology of religion and mental health;
- the promotion of human flourishing through cross-cultural approaches to human-environment relationships;
- the impact of global change stressors (e.g., pandemics, conflicts) on subjective well-being, health behaviors, and human flourishing;
- 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;
- the link between attachment, radicalization, and deradicalization across geo-political, religious, and interpersonal contexts;
- the relationship dynamics between religious/spiritual experiences and human-experience experiences;
- 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
RESEARCH THEMES AND FLOWCHART
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.