Dr Andrew Frost School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer/DL - Domestic Violence

Contact Details

Email: a.r.frost@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4940 3421 - Ext: 43421

Office Location

About Me

Andrew has been working, teaching, and researching in offender rehabilitation since 1993. At CQU he is a member of the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, where he also has responsibility for leading a team providing post-professional studies in this sector. Here he led the development of the Graduate Certificate Program in Men’s Behaviour Change, launched in 2017. Andrew was Director of Te Awatea Violence Research Centre at the University of Canterbury, from 2006, where he also taught in social work and human services. At Kia Marama, a prison-based rehabilitation programme for sexual offenders, he was involved in the provision and supervision of group therapy, and the establishment of a forensic therapeutic community. In addition to domestic and family violence, these areas remain central to his research interests. Along with his teaching and research, Andrew remains involved in supervision, training, credentialing, and consultation.

Book Chapters

Taylor, A. & Frost, A. (2017). Social work and the justice system. In M. Connolly, L. Harms, & J. Maidment (Eds.) Social Work Contexts and Practice (4th ed., pp. 235-249). Sydney, NSW: Oxford UP.

Frost, A. & Ware, J. (2017). The key role of principles and values in social therapy with sexual offenders: Sustaining the heart and soul of the transforming environment. In G. Akerman, A. Needs, & C. Bainbridge (Eds.) Transforming Environments and Offender Rehabilitation (pp. 289-305). London: Taylor & Francis.

Frost, A. (2016) Criminal Justice in Maidment, J & Beddoe, L (Eds.) New Zealand Social Policy for Social Work and Human Services: Diverse Perspectives. Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press.

Frost, A. (2016) Responsive contexts and therapeutic processes. In D. Boer (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook on the assessment, treatment and theories of sexual offenders (pp. 1437-1454). Chichester: Wiley.

Frost, A., Ware, J. & Boer, D. (2016) Sex offender treatment skills and approaches. In D. Boer (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook on the assessment, treatment and theories of sexual offenders (pp. 1469-1487). Chichester: Wiley.

Frost, A. (2015) Supervision. In O’Sullivan, K., King, A. & Nove, T. (Eds) Group work in Australia (pp.300-316). Sydney: Institute of Group Leaders.

Ware, J. Frost, A & Boer, D. (2015) Working with sex offenders. In O’Sullivan, K., King, A. & Nove, T. (Eds) Group work in Australia (pp.252-267). Sydney: Institute of Group Leaders.

Frost, A. (2013) Sexual offending in contemporary contexts. In A. Taylor & M. Connolly (Eds.), Understanding violence: Context and practice in the human services (pp. 151-165). Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.

Frost, A. (2011) Site implementation issues. In K. McMaster & D. Riley (Eds.), Effective Interventions with Offenders: Lessons Learned (pp. 150-167). Christchurch: Hall McMaster.

Frost, A. (2011). Bringing good lives to life: Applying social therapy to work with sex offenders. In D.P. Boer, R. Eher, L.A. Craig, M.H. Milner and F. Pfäfflin (Eds.), International perspectives on the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders: Theory, practice and research (pp. 433-447). Chichester: John Wiley.

Works Completed

Carswell, S.L., Frost, A., o-Hinerangi, M., Betts, D. (2017). Key elements of proactive service intervention with people who use violence: learnings from family violence services in the Canterbury Police District. Canterbury Police, Christchurch.

Papers in Refereed Proceedings

Loo, E. & Frost, A. Of Kung Fu Panda and Kai-time: Reflections on narrative practice at a youth justice residence in New Zealand. Narrative Practice Conference: Honoring history, weaving hopes. 8 June 2017. Hong Kong Baptist University.

Refereed Articles

Frost, A. (2017). Donning the cloak of wisdom: Giving back to a prison-based therapeutic community. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 36 (2) 67-81. DOI: 10.1521/jsyt.2017.36.2.67.

Foote, J. Finsterwalder, J. Frost, A., Nicholas, G., Baker V., Carswell, S., Hepi M., Moana-o-Hinerangi, Taueetia-Su’a Tua & Taylor, A. (2015). Improving engagement with social services: A service ecosystems approach. Te Awatea Review, 12 (1), pp. 21-23.

Ware, J., Frost, A., & Hoy, A. (2010) A review of the use of therapeutic communities with sexual offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 54 (5), pp. 721-742.

Crichton-Hill, Y., Frost, A. & Taylor, A. (2009). Theoretical perspectives of violence with a focus on domestic violence. Te Awatea Review, 7 (1&2), pp. 23-27.

Frost, A., Ware, J. & Boer, D. (2009). An integrated groupwork methodology for working with sex offenders. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 15 (1), pp. 2-38.

Frost, A., Daniels, K., & Hudson, S.M. (2006). Disclosure strategies among sex offenders: A model for understanding the engagement process in groupwork. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 12 (3), pp. 227-244.

Frost, A. (2006). Working with men who have sexually abused children. Te Awatea Review, 4 (1), pp. 17-20.

Frost, A. (2004). Therapeutic engagement styles of child sexual offenders in a group treatment program: A grounded theory study. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment 16 (3), pp.191-208.

Frost, A. & Connolly, M. (2004). Reflexivity, reflection, and the change process in offender work. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment 16 (4) pp.365-380.

Frost. A., Grace, R. & McLean, A. (2018) Therapeutic engagement and treatment progress: Developing and testing an in-treatment measure of client engagement among sex offenders in a group program. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, OnlineFirst, pp1-20.

STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Criminology - Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
My background and training is in social work and I have an extensive practice background in offender work (sexual abuse and and domestic and family violence).
PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES
Psychology - Forensic Psychology
Journal article

Frost, A., Grace, R. C., & McLean, A. P. (2018). Therapeutic engagement and treatment progress: Developing and testing an in-treatment measure of client engagement among sex offenders in a group program. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 1-20. doi:10.1177/1079063218791178

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Perrin, C., Frost, A., & Ware, J. B. (2018). The utility of peer-support in enhancing the treatment of incarcerated sexual offenders. International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 39(1), 35-49. doi:10.1108/TC-06-2017-0018

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Frost, A. (2017). Donning the cloak of wisdom: Giving back to a prison-based therapeutic community. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 36(2), 67-81. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/

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Foote, J., Finsterwalder, J., Frost, A., Nicholas, G., Baker, V., Carswell, S., . . . Taylor, A. (2015). Improving engagement with social services : a service ecosystems approach. Te Awatea review., 12(1), 21-23. Retrieved from http://www.vrc.canterbury.ac.nz/docs/te%20awatea%20review%20vol%2012.pdf

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Book chapter

Frost, A., & Ware, J. (2018). The heart and soul of the transforming environment: How a values-driven ethos sustains a therapeutic community for sexual offenders. In G. Akerman, A. Needs, & C. Bainbridge (Eds.), Transforming Environments and Offender Rehabilitation: A Guide for Practitioners in Forensic Settings and Criminal Justice (pp. 289-305). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

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Taylor, A. M., & Frost, A. (2017). Social work and the justice system. In M. Connolly, L. Harms, & J. Maidment (Eds.), Social work: Contexts and practice (4th ed., pp. 235-249). South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from https://www.oup.com.au/

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Frost, A. (2016). Criminal justice. In J. Maidment, & L. Beddoe (Eds.), Social policy for social work and human services in Aotearoa New Zealand: Diverse perspective (pp. 109-123). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury University Press.

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Frost, A., Ware, J., & Boer, D. P. (2016). Sex offender treatment skills and approaches: Group therapy. In D. P. Boer (Ed.), The Wiley handbook on the theories, assessment and treatment of sexual offending (pp. 1469-1487). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118574003.wattso071/abstract

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Frost, A. (2015). Supervision. In K. O’Sullivan, A. King, & T. Nove (Eds.), Group work in Australia (pp. 300-316). Lansdowne, NSW.: Institute of Group Leaders.

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Ware, J., Frost, A. R., & Boer, D. (2015). Working with sex offenders. In K. O'Sullivan, A. King, & T. Nove (Eds.), Group work in Australia (pp. 252-267). Lansdowne, NSW.: Institute of Group Leaders.

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Frost, A. (2013). Sexual offending in contemporary contexts: Community invisibility or institutional blindness?. In A. Taylor, & M. Connolly (Eds.), Understanding violence: Context and practice in the human services (pp. 151-165). Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press.. Retrieved from http://www.cup.canterbury.ac.nz/catalogue/understanding_violence.shtml

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Frost, A. (2011). Bringing "good lives" to life: Applying social therapy to working with sexual offenders. In D. P. Boer, R. Eher, L. A. Craig, M. H. Miner, & F. Pfafflin (Eds.), International perspectives on the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders: Theory, practice and research (pp. 433-447). Australia: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119990420.ch22

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Frost, A. (2011). Site implementation issues. In K. McMaster, & D. Riley (Eds.), Effective interventions with offenders: Lessons learned (pp. 150-167). Wellington, New Zealand: Hall McMaster & Associates. Retrieved from https://www.hma.co.nz/resources/free-books/

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Higher Education
HE Term 2 - 2019
DFVP20010 - Integrated Services and Systems for Men's Behaviour Change
Unit Coordinator
DFVP20009 - Advanced Skills for Men's Behaviour Change
Unit Coordinator
DFVP20007 - Domestic and Family Violence Project
Unit Coordinator
DFVP20004 - Child Safety and Domestic and Family Violence
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2019
DFVP20011 - Sexual Violence in Domestic and Family Violence Contexts
Unit Profile Reviewer
DFVP20006 - Working with Victims/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence
Unit Profile Reviewer
DFVP20005 - Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice
Unit Coordinator
DFVP20002 - Domestic and Family Violence Responses and Interventions
Unit Profile Reviewer
DFVP20001 - Domestic and Family Violence Theories and Perspectives
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2018
NURS20161 - Contemporary Australian Healthcare
Unit Profile Reviewer
DFVP20002 - Domestic and Family Violence Responses and Interventions
Unit Profile Reviewer
DFVP20001 - Domestic and Family Violence Theories and Perspectives
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2018
DFVP20010 - Integrated Services and Systems for Men's Behaviour Change
Unit Coordinator
DFVP20009 - Advanced Skills for Men's Behaviour Change
Unit Coordinator
DFVP20008 - Leadership and Management in Domestic and Family Violence Practice
Unit Profile Reviewer
DFVP20007 - Domestic and Family Violence Project
Unit Profile Reviewer
DFVP20004 - Child Safety and Domestic and Family Violence
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2018
DFVP20006 - Working with Victims/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence
Unit Profile Reviewer
DFVP20005 - Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice
Unit Coordinator
DFVP20002 - Domestic and Family Violence Responses and Interventions
Unit Profile Reviewer
DFVP20001 - Domestic and Family Violence Theories and Perspectives
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2017
DFVP20010 - Integrated Services and Systems for Men's Behaviour Change
Unit Coordinator
DFVP20009 - Advanced Skills for Men's Behaviour Change
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2017
DFVP20005 - Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2016
DFVP20005 - Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice
Unit Coordinator
DFVP20003 - Advanced Studies in Domestic and Family Violence Practice
Unit Coordinator
Vocational Education and Training