Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

PhD in Clinical Psychology

Associate of the International Centre for Clinical Excellence

AHPRA Accredited Supervisor


Biography – Dr. Aaron Frost

Aaron is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Benchmark Psychology in Brisbane. For the past 10 years Aaron has been collecting data on his effectiveness as a therapist in order to improve his own performance. The improvements he has been able to measure inspired him to start Benchmark Psychology as an outcome informed practice on the southside of Brisbane where evidence based therapies are delivered to clients, and where psychologists can be actively involved in measuring and improving their performance. Aaron is a STAP accredited supervisor and has trained over 500 psychologists nationally in the practice of professional and peer supervision as a consultant for STAP.

Aaron is also a sought after Brisbane based speaker and runs training workshops on topics including parenting, personality disorders, and schizophrenia. He brings the same commitment to quality assurance to training as to his clinical work, and consistently receives excellent reviews from his training workshops from psychologists and other health professionals.

In terms of his clinical work, Aaron provides treatment to two primary populations; Children with behaviour problems, and men experiencing life transitions.



3AW Dennis Walter 23/05/2018, Challenges navigating the mental health system of Australia

Haven Magazine - Teaching Children to be Tougher

Brisbane Kids - Seven ways to help your child be more resilient

Clear Thinking Cube - Interview on youth mental health

March in March - Speech on psychological impacts of long-term detention on children



Frost, A, D, J., & Devilly, G, J. (2016). Principles of Behaviourism in relation to health. Chapter 9 in Psychosocial Dimensions in Medicine. Eds, Byrne, G. & Fitzgerald J.

Hawes, D, J., Dadds, M, R., Frost, A, D, J., & Russell, A. (2013). Parenting Practices and Prospective Levels of Hyperactivity/ Inattention Across Early- and Middle- Childhood. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35 (3), 273 - 282. 

Catts, S., O’Toole, B., Neil, A., Harris, M., & Frost, A. (2013). Best practice in early psychosis intervention for Australian indigenous communities: indigenous worker consultation and service model description. Australasian Psychiatry, 21 (3), 249- 253.

Hawes, D, J., Dadds, M, R., Frost, A, D, J., & Hasking, P, A. (2011). Do Childhood Callous-unemotional Traits Drive Change in Parenting Practices? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40 (4), 507-518.

Catts, S. V., Frost, A. D. J., O’Toole, B. I., Carr. V. J., Lewin, T., Neil. A., Harris, M. G., Evans, R. W., Crissman, B. R., & Eadie, K. (2011). Clinical indicators for routine use in the evaluation of early psychosis intervention: development, training support and inter-rater reliability. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45 (1), 63-75.

Catts, S. V., O’Toole, B. I., Carr. V. J., Lewin, T., Neil. A., Harris, M. G., Frost, A. D. J., Crissman, B. R., Eadie, K., & Evans, R. W. (2010). Appraising evidence for intervention effectiveness in early psychosis: a conceptual framework and review of evaluation approaches. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44 (3), 195-219. 

Hasking, P, A., Coric, S, J., Swannell, S., Martin, G., Knox Thompson, H., & Frost, A, D, J. (2010). Brief Report: Emotion regulation and coping as moderators in the relationship between personality and self injury. Journal of Adolescence, 33 (5), 767-773.

Dadds, M.R., Hawes, D.J., Frost, A.D.J., Vassallo, S., Bunn, P., Hunter, K., & Merz, S. (2009). Learning to “talk the talk”: the relationship of psychopathic traits to deficits in empathy across childhood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 50 (5), 599-606. 

Dadds, M.R., Hawes, D.J., Frost, A.D., Vassallo, V., Bunn, P., Hunter, K., & Merz, S. (2008). A measure of empathy in children using parent ratings. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 39, 111-122.

Catts, V. S., Catts, S. V., & Frost, A. D. J. (2008). Cancer incidence in patients with schizophrenia and their first-degree relatives – meta-analysis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 117 (5). 323-336.

Catts, S. V., Frost, A, D, J., Gifford, S, P., & Scott, J. (2008). Real-world use of quetiapine in early psychosis: An acute inpatient and community follow-up effectiveness study. International Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Practice. 12 (1), 65-73.

Emmerson, B., Fawcett, L., Ward, W., Catts, S, V., Ng, A., Frost, A, D, J. (2006). Contemporary management of aggression in an inner city mental health service. Australasian Psychiatry, 15 (2), 115-119.

Emmerson, W,B., Frost, A, D, J., Fawcett, L, M., Ballantyne, E., Ward, W, & Catts, S, V. (2006). Do clinical pathways really improve clinical performance in mental health settings? Australasian Psychiatry, 14 (4), 395-398. 


Peer Review

From time to time Aaron is also invited to provide expert critique on scientific papers within his field of expertise.  Aaron has served this role for the following journal and organisation:

Clinical Psychologist

Child Psychiatry and Human Development

APA Division 5: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, scientific program