Jennifer Lockman, PhD – Director of Clinical & Translational Research

As the Director of Clinical and Translational Research, Jennifer Lockman oversees the development, implementation and clinical application of research grants for Centerstone. In her role, Lockman works closely with Centerstone leaders and academic collaborators to find and pursue grant opportunities that have the capacity to meaningfully influence the clinical care provided at Centerstone.

She also maintains her own research program in suicide prevention, including developing novel treatment interventions for individuals at risk for suicide, training the mental health workforce to implement them, and equipping systems to work collaboratively in Zero Suicide Systems.

Lockman has extensive grant experience, having served as the Principal Investigator of two Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grants and two National Strategies for Suicide Prevention grants (funded by SAMHSA). As a counseling psychologist, her clinical practice focuses on serving adults seeking mental health services using narrative, constructivist, and suicide-specific care approaches. She also maintains an adjunct faculty role at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and a collaborator role at the Canandaigua VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention.

Lockman earned her PhD in counseling psychology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. and her MS in professional counseling from Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn. She has published in professional journals and speaks regularly at national conferences focusing on suicide prevention and translational science.