Nick Frost

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Dr. Nickolas Frost

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Dr. Nickolas Frost

Assistant Professor
Counseling Psychology (CP)

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

Dr. Frost completed his bachelors degree in psychology and philosophy at Siena Heights University, his PhD in counseling psychology at UW-Madison. He completed his clinical internship at the University of Southern California and postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University and Palo Alto VA.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Stanford University & U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Palo Alto, CA

Ph D, Counseling Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

BA, Psychology/Philosophy
Siena Heights University
Adrian, MI

Research Interests

Dr. Frost’s primary research interest is in psychotherapy process and outcome – more specifically his research aims to understand the mechanisms of effective psychotherapy including intervention techniques, client/therapist characteristics, and the instillation of hope. In addition, he focuses on ethnic minority mental health/well-being and factors that facilitate service utilization and effective treatment.


  • Frost, N., Graham, S., Ramirez Stege, A., Pankey, T.L., Jones, T., & Martinez, E.M. (2020). Bridging the gap: Addressing the mental health needs of underrepresented collegiate students at psychology training clinics. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 14(2), 138-144.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Frost, N., Baskin, T., & Wampold, B.E. (2020). Comparative clinical trials in psychotherapy: Have large effects been replicated? Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. 29, 1-8.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Wong, J.J., Frost, N., Timko, C., Heinz, A.J., & Cronkite, R. (2020). Depression & family arguments: Reciprocal effects for women and men. Family Process. 37, 49-54.
  • Thompson, M.N., Nitzarim, R.N., Cole, O.D., Frost, N., Ramirez Stege, A., & Vue, P.T. (2015). Clinical experiences with clients who are low-income: Mental health practitioners’ perspectives. Qualitative Health Research. 25(12), 1675-1688.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Frost, N., Laska, K., & Wampold, B.E. (2014). The evidence for present-centered therapy as an evidence-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 27, 1-8.
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