Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

An Implementation Science Approach to Social Worker’s Well-Being – Ashlie Seibers, MSW (she/her) and Tami Walker, LMSW (she/her)

event graphic see page information


This workshop will explore using principles of implementation science to bolster social worker well-being as a self-care strategy. Discussion will focus on the current state of the profession, barriers to self-care, and applying a lens for re-imagining social worker’s well-being. An emphasis will be placed on ethical obligations and the tiered responsibilities of social workers and the institutions who produce and employ them.


As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Increase their awareness of the impact of their work;

2. Review their current well-being practices;

3. Apply implementation strategies to their well-being practices; and

4. Gain deeper understanding of the responsibilities placed on self, agency, and institution to promote a well-being culture.


Early- to advanced-career social work professionals practicing at micro, mezzo, or macro levels; social work students and educators.


Ashlie Seibers is an Associate Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall and a member of the Implementation Collaborative. Seibers works jointly with state and local child welfare jurisdictions to build their capacity and successfully implement evidence-based strategies to improve child and family outcomes. Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Seibers served as a Developmental Program Coordinator with the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, focusing on program oversight and continuous quality improvement. Seibers is a first-generation college student and holds a Master of Social Work in Organizational Leadership and a graduate certificate in Trauma Treatment from the University of Tennessee.

Tami Walker, LMSW is the Assistant Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor of Practice and at the UT College of Social Work. Prior to joining UTCSW she spent 20+ years working in the non-profit sector spanning local, national, and international organizations. Managing a large domestic violence center and working with child welfare jurisdictions across the country, have bolstered her passion for social worker well-being. She is an alumna of UTCSW where, prior to joining the faculty, she was an adjunct professor, field instructor and field liaison.