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    Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

    Date: March 4, 2020, 8:00am
    Dusit Thani Resort Guam
    $30 (SHRM Guam Chapter Members) / $40 (Non-Members)
    Event Type:
    Breakfast Briefing
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    Program Overview

    Five of ten leading causes of disability worldwide are related to mental health. Coupled with depression, anxiety and stress, these causes have a significant impact on our workforce.  Depression for example, represents one of the most common health problems in adults in the workforce in the United States. The impact of mental health problems in the workplace has serious consequences not only for the individual but also the efficiency and productivity of the company or organization. Employee performance, illness, and absenteeism are all affected by employees’ mental health status.

    The presenter has a background of over 20 years in the field of behavioral health. In addition to her experience in government service, she is also a therapist in private practice and an EAP (employee assistance program) provider for various companies on island. Dr. Baza will open the conversation about mental health awareness in general and the effects on the workplace. She will address key issues and initiatives for consideration. And she will also present on how employers can identify adverse symptoms and interventions.   


    Lisa V. Baza, PhD 777-3764
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    Practice Description: Lisa has worked in the field of behavioral health for over 25 years. She held several positions as a judicial therapist working with court referred defendants, victims and their families; a probation officer and drug court coordinator; an adjunct professor with GCC and UOG; she worked in the private sector in tourism and a legal clinic. Lisa’s specialization includes working with individuals presenting with trauma related symptoms. Her training and background includes working with domestic violence victims, offenders and their children; training personnel on trauma informed practices; working with parents to co-parent; facilitating training and outreach to personnel and students on bullying prevention. Lisa works with individuals, couples, groups and families in counseling. 

    Community Description: Lisa is a WestCare Pacific Islands provider and serves as a volunteer on their coalition. WestCare is a non-profit organization that provides a wide spectrum of health and human services. Lisa also serves a board member of the Association of Individual, Marriage and Family Therapists of Guam where she chairs the ethics committee. The AIMFT provides community support through the Ann Hardin Charity and educational support through the Jeannette Sablan Tanos scholarship.

    Education: Lisa a product of our educational system on island having attended both private and public schools on island. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts in Counseling here at UOG. Lisa completed her doctoral program in 2015 at Capella University.