Bio

Victor Udoka Counted

Victor Counted is a social psychologist and practical theologian researching the intersection of religion, place, and health from perspectives of psychology, theology, and geography. He teaches at Western Sydney University and is a Research Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Applied Psychology and Religion. Victor is dedicated to the scholarly study of the psychology of religion/spirituality and adult attachment theory in the contemporary context of multicultural and multi-faith societies and known for his scholarly work on the role of relational spirituality and people-place relationships in mental health, youth, and migration contexts. He is also interested in the concept of “Terrorist Ideation” in his quest to understand the processes leading to one becoming a terrorist or radicalized while observing the links between terrorism/religious conflict and attachment-related psychopathology. Victor has published several peer-reviewed articles and occasionally serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of international journals. 

Outside of the academia, Victor is committed to three other key areas and life projects: ministry (Counted for Christ Ministries), advocacy (Third Millennium Africa Project), and entrepreneurship (Zuphland Limited). Committed to building and strengthening communities, Victor hopes to provide answers to difficult questions and create an aura that inspires generations through his life work. Victor Counted is the author of two books and currently working on a series of new monographs including Finding God Without Losing Yourself: Resolving the Conflict with God and Self; Religion and Place: Psychological Perspectives (edited volume for Palgrave Macmillan with Fraser Watts); African Diaspora Religion in Psychodynamic Perspective: Theory, Research, and Health Implications.

Alma Maters

Western Sydney University, Australia

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

West Africa Theological Seminary, Nigeria

Affiliations

Cambridge Institute for Applied Psychology and Religion

Research Associate

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Member

School of Social Science and Psychology, Western Sydney University

Casual Academic Staff

International Association of People-Environment Studies

Member

International Place Attachment Network

Member

International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry

Member

International Association for the Psychology of Religion

The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific

Member

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