Our Team

Dr Aaron Frost - Program Lead and Trainer

Dr Aaron Frost - Program Lead and Trainer

Aaron is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience. He joined the STAP team in 2011, and has primarily been involved with the facilitation of workshops. Aaron has proved to be a very competent presenter, receiving consistently excellent ratings from participants. Aaron has been running workshops for the last 15 years, and has also completed a number of “train the trainer” workshops, e.g. with Scott Miller as part of the International Centre for Clinical Excellence (ICCE) and is a certified trainer with ICCE. Based on his experience, knowledge and skills developed over years of training, he has been invaluable in assisting with the updating and revitalising of the current STAP materials, which has resulted in somewhat improved feedback from participants. He has been tracking his own outcome data and seeking client feedback for 7 years and more recently has become the director of Benchmark Psychology; a private practice dedicated to the principals of monitoring and feedback as the basis for clinical excellence. Aaron has trained over 500 psychologists as part of their supervisor accreditation process. He has also undertaken train the trainer training.

Professor Analise O’Donovan - Former Program Leader and Consultant

Professor Analise O’Donovan - Former Program Leader and Consultant

Analise has been the team leader on a number of supervision training programs, including STAP which has been running since 2004. Analise has run over 50 supervision-based workshops, training over 1500 supervisors with consistently high evaluations. She has also had a number of awards for teaching, including a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2009.

Dr Rebecca Frost - Operational Lead

Dr Rebecca Frost - Operational Lead

Dr Rebecca Frost is a co-owner of Benchmark Psychology and Clinical Psychologist. She is passionate about high quality couples therapy and is an ICEEFT certified EFT couples therapist. Her role within STAP is to oversee all operational aspects of the program.
Professor David Kavanagh - Trainer

Professor David Kavanagh - Trainer

David was senior Chief Investigator in the development of an Allied Health Supervision Training program implemented in Queensland Health, and was one of the initial STAP team members. He was closely involved with the initial preparation of materials for the STAP 2-day workshop, Evaluation component and Refresher workshops. David has facilitated a number of supervision-based workshops and has published widely in the area as indicated on his CV.

Dr Stan Steindl - Trainer

Dr Stan Steindl - Trainer

Stan has worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice at Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd since 1999. He has also supervised students as part of the UQ post-graduate clinical psychology training program throughout that time. He is an adjunct Associate professor in the UQ School of Psychology. He is also has extensive training experience, running highly engaging and practical workshops on topics such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behaviour therapy, mindfulness-based relapse prevention, and compassion and self-compassion.

Patricia Purnell-Webb - Trainer

Patricia Purnell-Webb - Trainer

Trish is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working in private practice with adults and couples. She was the first person in Australia to become a Certified Gottman Marital Therapist and a Master Trainer and Consultant for the Gottman Institute. She is also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT-C). She has been an Associate of the STAP team since 2007 engaged in evaluating supervisor accreditation submissions. Trish holds a Graduate Certificate in Adult Education and has been providing training in the provision of evidenced-based couple therapy for over 10 years reaching more than 1000 clinicians. She is the Senior partner at Relationship Institute Australasia and Clinical Director of Burleigh Heads Psychology Clinic where she works with complex couples particularly in the areas of trauma, infidelity, mood disorders and borderline personality disorder. Trish is the lead author of 365 Simple Ideas to Improve your Relationship – a book of daily tips and tasks for couples.
Krystle Schluter - Practice Manager

Krystle Schluter - Practice Manager

Krystle has been with Benchmark Psychology since it started in 2013 and through that time has achieved a Bachelor of Business and a Cert IV in Practice Management. She is responsible for overseeing STAP staffing and financials.
Erica Kanther - Administrative Officer

Erica Kanther - Administrative Officer

Julia and Erica share the day to day administrative tasks for the STAP program and are the central contact points for registrations and enquiries. Prior to their role within STAP they have extensive experience within health administration and enjoy ensuring that everyone has a smooth and positive experience as they go through their supervisor training.