The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Catherine L. Marrs Fuchsel, PhD, LCSW, LICSW

Assistant Professor

clmarrsfuchsel@stkate.edu
Phone: 651-690-6146
Fax: 651-690-8821

F-15
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105

Office Location: 204A - Fontbonne Hall -SCU

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 603-03
40694
Meth of Clinical Social Work I 1640-1905 R SCB 324

3 Credit Hours

This course is part one of a year-long sequence requiring students to keep the same instructor over the academic year. This course provides an overview of theories and intervention methods for social work practice. The course focuses on the clinical interview, both with regard to the philosophy and theoretical constructs of the approaches and to the application of those approaches in work with clients from various cultural, ethnic and class backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on differential aspects of assessment and diagnosis of clients of all ages, the formulation of a treatment plan, the therapeutic relationship and the process of treatment. This course is taken concurrently with GRSW 607.

GRSW 645-20
42447
Psychopathology & Hum Behavior 1215-2115 F MCH 235

3 Credit Hours

This course will explore the dynamics of psychopathology in human behavior. Through the identification of the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing psychopathology. The impact of diversity, social justice and ageism on behavior and the experience of mental illness will be explored. Special emphasis in this course is on the complexity of psychopathology and the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, especially DSM-IV-TR.

GRSW 645-20
42447
Psychopathology & Hum Behavior 1215-2115 F MCH 235

3 Credit Hours

This course will explore the dynamics of psychopathology in human behavior. Through the identification of the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing psychopathology. The impact of diversity, social justice and ageism on behavior and the experience of mental illness will be explored. Special emphasis in this course is on the complexity of psychopathology and the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, especially DSM-IV-TR.

GRSW 645-20
42447
Psychopathology & Hum Behavior 1215-2115 F MCH 235

3 Credit Hours

This course will explore the dynamics of psychopathology in human behavior. Through the identification of the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing psychopathology. The impact of diversity, social justice and ageism on behavior and the experience of mental illness will be explored. Special emphasis in this course is on the complexity of psychopathology and the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, especially DSM-IV-TR.

GRSW 645-20
42447
Psychopathology & Hum Behavior 1215-2115 F MCH 235

3 Credit Hours

This course will explore the dynamics of psychopathology in human behavior. Through the identification of the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing psychopathology. The impact of diversity, social justice and ageism on behavior and the experience of mental illness will be explored. Special emphasis in this course is on the complexity of psychopathology and the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, especially DSM-IV-TR.

GRSW 650C-03
40565
Clinical Supv & Program Mgmt 1640-1905 W MNH 213

3 Credit Hours

This course identifies and examines central concepts, theories and models of clinical supervision and program management. Strategies and techniques for establishing, improving, and maintaining the supervisory relationships as a mechanism for maximizing service to clients are considered. Special attention is given to organization dynamics and structure, to delineating the management function, and to issues of power and authority. Emphasis is on the dynamics of supervision, ethical and value principles, professional boundaries and supervision as a leadership function.

GRSW 682-10
40977
Applied Research Seminar 1920-2145 R MCH 106

4 Credit Hours

Candidates for the MSW degree must satisfactorily conduct a clinical research project, present the findings, and complete a final written and bound report. The purpose of the clinical research project is to provide the student with an opportunity to independently conceptualize a research problem, formulate a research design, implement the research, analyze the data, address ethical and cultural considerations, and disseminate the findings. The project is a logical extension of required research courses (GRSW 580 and GRSW 681) and requires application, integration, and further development of previously acquired skills and knowledge. The research must be relevant to clinical social work practice. The project must demonstrate an original and clear contribution to the body of social work knowledge in the student's selected area of focus. It should demonstrate the student's ability to integrate social work theory with research findings.

Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Committees and Positions:

  • School of Social Work:

    • Member: Admissions Committee, 2011-present
    • Chair, Human Behavior in the Social Environment 
    • Member: Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) Committee, 2009- present. 
    • Member: MSW Program Committee, 2009 – present.
    • Member: MSW Practice and Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) content Committee, 2009 – present.

Courses Taught:

  • GRSW 540, Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • GRSW 603, Methods of Clinical Social Work I
  • GRSW 604, Methods of Clinical Social Work II
  • GRSW 645, Psychopathology and Human Behavior
  • GRSW 650, Clinical Supervision and Program Management
  • GRSW 682, Applied Research Seminar (Clinical Research Project)

Education:

      • Ph.D., Arizona State University, Social Work, 2007.

Dissertation:  Marrs, D. (2007).  "For me that was the most important thing - the family": the meaning of marriage and domestic violence amoung immigrant Mexican women.  Ph.D. Dissertation.  Arizona State Univerisyt, Tempe, AZ.

      • MSW., University of Michigan, Social Work, 1998.

      • B.A., Arizona State University, Political Science, 1994. 

Academic Experience:

  • Aug. 2009-present Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University and the University St. Thomas, School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN.
  • Jan. 2008-May 2008 Adjunct Instructor, Arizona State University, School of Social Work, Phoenix, AZ.
    • Courses Taught:
    • SWG 618, Domestic Violence
  • Aug. 2004-May 2006      Teaching Assistant (TA), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 
    • Courses Taught:
    • SWG171, Introduction to Social Work
    • SWG 511, Direct Practice II
  • Aug. 2004-May 2006      Guest Lecturer, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 
    • Courses Lectured:
    • SWG 682,Community Participation Strategies course: Paulo Freire and the Oppressed: Reflections on the Undocumented Community Living with
    • Domestic Violence.
    • SWG 171, Introduction to Social Work Course: Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System.

Languages:

  • Spanish

Current Research Interests:

  • Intervention and prevention of domestic violence and sexual abuse, empowerment of women, delivery of services among the Latino population, specifically, the immigrant Mexican community in the state of Minnesota.

Research Experience:

  • 2012-2013 Principal Investigator, Migrant Health Services Inc, Rochester, MN: Conducting qualitative research on the evaluation of a domestic violence intervention model (DVIM) curriculum.
  • 2011-2012 Principal Investigator, Migrant Health Services Inc, Rochester, MN: Conducting qualitative research on the evaluation of a domestic violence intervention model (DVIM) curriculum.
  • 2009-2010 Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN: Conducted data analysis for Social Work for Social Justice Principles.
  • 2005-2006 Graduate Research Associate, Department of Social Work, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: Project (Examination of the effectiveness of teaching and quality instruction in the classroom). Interviewed students, collected data, and conducted data analysis.
  • 2004-2005 Graduate Research Associate, Department of Social Work, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: Project (HIV/AIDS research program at Concilio Latino de Salud). Developed database, conducted data collection and analyzed data.
  • 2004-2005 Research Consultant, Arizona Coalition against Domestic Violence (ACADV), Phoenix, AZ: Developed survey questions and was lead interviewer in focus group.

Practice Experience:

  • 2011-Present  Private Practice, Rochester, MN. Clinical Social Worker, provide pro-bono direct services to immigrant and undocumented Latino families living in rural MN.
  • 2008-2009 Trauma Healing Services, EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (SPC), Tempe, AZ. Clinical Coordinator, Supervisor, Consultant, Trainer, Clinical Social Worker.
  • 2006-2008 International Rescue Committee, EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (SPC), Phoenix, AZ. Contract Clinical Social Worker, Consultant, Trainer.
  • 2005-2007 Crisis Department, EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (SPC), Tempe, AZ. Crisis Therapist, Consultant, Trainer.
  • 2002-2004 Head Start Program, Southwest Human Development, Phoenix, AZ, Family Therapist, Trainer.
  • 2003-2004 NOVA (Leading the Way to Recovery), Phoenix, AZ, Contract Therapist.
  • 1999-2002 Queens Child Guidance Center, Flushing, NY, Clinical Social Worker.
  • 1997-1998 Casa Maria Family Services, Detroit, MI, Clinical Social Work Intern.

Publications:

  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. & Hysjulien, B.  (2013).  Exploring a Domestic Violence Intervention Curriculum for Immigrant Mexican Women in a Group Setting: A Pilot Study, Social Work with Groups, (36)4, 304-320. doi 10.1080/01609513.2013.767130
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (February 2013).  Familism, Sexual Abuse, and Domestic Violence among Immigrant Mexican Women (Affilia: Social Work Journal for Women, in press).
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C., Murphy, S., and Dufresne, R. (2012).  Domestic violence, culture, and relationship dynamics among immigrant Mexican women, Affilia: Social Work Journal for Women 27(3), 263-274. doi: 10.1177/0886109912452403
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2012). The Catholic Church as a support for immigrant Mexican women living with domestic Violence, Social Work and Christianity 39(1), 66-87.
  • Marsiglia, F., Nieri, T., Valdez, E., Gurrola, M., Marrs, C. (2009). History of violence as a predictor of HIV risk among multi-ethnic urban youth in the Southwest, Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Service 8(8), 144-165.
  • Marrs, C. (2006). Reflections on the undocumented community, poverty, and domestic violence, Journal of Poverty 10(3), 119-124

Manuscripts:

  • Uttech, J. I., & Marrs Fuchsel, C. Teen Dating Violence: Identified Support Systems by Mental Health Professionals. (Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, submitted, June 2013)

Presentations:

2013-2014

  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2013, July). Healthy relationships and communication. Workshop presented at the Women’s Day Event, St. Francis Parish, Rochester, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2013, June). Exploring a domestic violence intervention curriculum for immigrant Mexican women in a group setting: A pilot study. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Cedarville, OH. [Refereed]

2012-2013

  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (April, 2013). Exploring a domestic violence intervention curriculum for immigrant Mexican women in a group setting: A pilot study. Workshop presented at Centro, Latino Social Service Agency, Minneapolis, MN. [Invited]
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2013, March and April). Domestic violence prevention strategies for Seminarians preparing for Priesthood. Two workshops (DVPT 712, Ministry to Families) presented at the University of St. Thomas, School of Divinity, St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (March, 2013). Exploring a domestic violence intervention curriculum for immigrant Mexican women in a group setting: A pilot study. Paper presented at St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, Undergraduate course (SOWK 3800, Social Work Research), St. Paul, MN. [Invited]
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (February, 2013). Exploring a domestic violence intervention curriculum for immigrant Mexican women in a group setting: A pilot study. Panelist, Group Work Institute, Best Practices: Domestic Violence and Group Work, St. Paul, MN. [Invited]
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (December, 2012). Exploring a domestic violence intervention curriculum for immigrant Mexican women in a group setting: A pilot study. Workshop presented at Holy Rosary Parish, Minneapolis, MN. [Invited]
  • Rooney, R., Rodenborg, N., Fisher, C., Marrs Fuchsel, C., & Vang, P. D. (November, 2012). Social Work Faculty Writing and Mentoring Groups: How to Encourage and Support Productivity. Workshop presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting (APM), Washington, D.C. [Refereed]
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (October, 2012) Exploring a Domestic Violence Intervention Curriculum for Immigrant Mexican Women in a Group Setting: A Pilot Study. Workshop Salon presented at the School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN. [Invited]
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2012, July). Initiating domestic violence prevention and intervention programs for immigrant Hispanic families within the Catholic Church. Meeting with Director of Domestic Violence Outreach Services in the Archdiocese of Chicago, St. Pius Catholic Church, Chicago, IL. [Invited]
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2012, June). Domestic violence prevention strategies for Church Administrators. Workshop presented at Autumn Ridge Christian Church, Rochester, MN. [Invited]

2011-2012

  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2012, April). Examining the development of the domestic violence prevention model (DVPM) curriculum among immigrant Mexican women in group setting and practice settings. Paper presented at St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, Undergraduate course (SOWK 3850, Group Work Skills), St. Paul, MN. [Invited]
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2012, March). Domestic violence prevention strategies for Seminarians preparing for Priesthood. Two workshops (DVPT 712, Ministry to Families) presented at the University of St. T, School of Divinity, St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2012, January). Domestic violence prevention strategies for parish     administrators in Rochester, MN. Workshop presented at St. Francis, Rochester, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, September). Amor y paz en el hogar (Love and peace in the home): Preventing domestic violence. Workshop presented at St. Mary’s Parish, Worthington, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, October 14). Understanding domestic violence and prevention strategies for members of the Catholic Church. Workshop presented at Fall Ministry Days, St. Joseph Parish, Owatonna, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, October 15). Understanding domestic violence and prevention strategies for members of the Catholic Church. Workshop presented at Fall Hispanic Ministry Days, St. Peter and Paul Parish, Mankato, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, November). Immigrant Mexican women and domestic violence: Developing a prevention model. Paper presented at the 2011Conference on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the University of New Hampshire, School of Law, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Refereed)
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, June). Immigrant Mexican women and domestic violence: Developing a prevention model. Workshop presented at St. Catherine University, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), St. Paul, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, June). Amor y paz en el hogar (Love and peace in the home): Preventing domestic violence. Workshop presented St. Francis Parish, Rochester, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, June). Amor y paz en el hogar (Love and peace in the home): Preventing domestic violence. Workshop presented at Hispanic Ministry Days at Queen of Angels Parish, Austin, MN. [Invited].
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, June). Immigrant Mexican women and domestic violence: Developing a prevention model. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference, “In the Space of Action: Accounting for Context in Qualitative Research,” Minneapolis, MN. (Refereed)

2010-2011

  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, April). The Catholic Church as a support for immigrant Mexican women living with domestic violence. Workshop presented at the 2011 Latino Social Workers Organization Conference: Responding Effectively to Latino Communities in a Changing World, Chicago, Illinois. (Refereed)
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, April). Immigrant Mexican women and domestic violence: Developing a prevention model. Paper presented at St. Catherine University, Scholar’s Circle, St. Paul, MN.
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, March & 2010, October). Examining the findings of the proposed domestic violence prevention model (DVPM) and implications for future social workers in practice settings. Paper presented at St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, Undergraduate course (SOWK 355, Communication & Interviewing Skills), St. Paul, MN. [Invited]
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2010, October). Incorporating live web vignettes in the classroom using web-based companions for textbooks: The art of science and direct practice. Panelist: The Art of Science and Direct Practice, Minnesota Council on Social Work Education (MCSWE) Conference, Mankato, MN.
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2010, September). Empathic responses to domestic violence for first responders at Catholic Universities. Workshop presented at St. Catherine University, Department of Public Safety, St. Paul, MN. [Invited]
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2010, April). Examining a prevention model to address domestic violence among immigrant Mexican women and families: Implications for social workers in direct practice settings. Workshop presented at the 2010 Latino Social Workers Organization Conference: Latino Empowerment/Strengths Perspective in Meeting the Needs of Our Latino Communities, Chicago, Illinois. (Refereed)
  • Marrs, C. (2009-2004). Domestic violence and marriage in the Catholic Church: Amor y paz en la familia (love and peace in the family). Workshops presented at various Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Phoenix in Arizona. [Invited]
  • Marrs, C. (2008, August). Understanding domestic violence from the perspective of the immigrant Mexican family. Workshop presented at the Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies Conference: Continuing the Journey: Recovery, Resiliency, Renewal, Tucson, Arizona. [Invited]
  • Marrs, C. (2006, October). Working with families living with domestic violence: The immigrant perspective. Workshop presented at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Continuing Education Series, Tucson, Arizona. [Invited]
  • Marrs, C. (2006, April). Untold stories: Accounts of first generation immigrant Mexican women living with domestic violence. Symposium paper presented at the Third Annual Social Science Graduate Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Marrs, C. (2005, May). Risk & protective factors of youth served by Concilio de Salud’s HIV/AIDS prevention program. Poster presented at the Third Annual Southwestern Interdisciplinary Research Consortium (SIRC) Conference: Evidence-Based Drug Research in Partnership with Communities, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Marrs, C. (2005, October). Domestic violence 101. Live workshop presented at Talk Radio KFNX, 1100 AM, Serenity Counseling Group, Phoenix, Arizona. [Invited]
  • Marrs, C. (2005-2003). Building a safe place: A domestic violence workshop for mental health professionals. Workshops presented at Southwest Human Development, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Marrs, C. (2003, January). Breathing your way out of problems. Workshop presented at Head start’s  Annual Training for Teachers and Mental Health Professionals, sponsored by Southwest Human Development, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Marrs, C. (2003, April). Mental health and domestic violence: An empowerment approach used in counseling. Workshop presented at the Forging Partnerships Conference, sponsored by the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV), Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Marrs, C. (2003-2002). Healthy relationships. Workshops presented to Parents of Head Start Program, sponsored by Southwest Human Development, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Marrs, C. (2002, July). Stress management. Workshop presented for Mental Health Professionals, sponsored by Southwest Human Development, Phoenix, Arizona.

Consultation Experience:

  • Mental Health Consultation, Our Lady of Guadalupe Clinic, St. Mary’s Parish, Diocese of Winona Catholic Church, Worthington, Minnesota, August 2012-present.
  • Domestic Violence Consultant, Judge Klas, Board Member, School of Social Work, 2011.
  • Domestic Violence Consultant: Catholic Charities USA, Summer, 2011.
  • Domestic Violence Consultant/Trainer (Bi-lingual; Spanish and English): Diocese of Winona Catholic Church, Winona, Minnesota, 2010-present.
  • Board Member: Serving Gods Kids/Singles Serving Orphans, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2008-2011.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) Domestic Violence Consultant/Trainer: Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Church, Phoenix, Arizona, 2004-2009.
  • Consultant/Member: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI),  Phoenix, Arizona, 2004-2009.
  • Consultant/Women of Color Committee Member: Arizona Coalition against Domestic Violence (ACADV): Member, Phoenix, Arizona, 2002-2009

Association Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Latino Social Work Organization (LSWO)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Society for Social Work and Research (SWRR)

Licensure:

  • MN Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW-20494, expires 4/30/2014.
  • AZ Licensed Certified Social Worker, LCSW-11511, Expiration date May 31, 2014.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training (Weekend one and two with consultation hours) Certified.

Honors and Awards:

2010-2011

  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2011, April). Immigrant Mexican women and domestic violence: Developing a prevention model. Paper submitted at St. Catherine University, Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, received award for outstanding research on women’s issues in the faculty category: Annual Awards for Research and Creative Work, St. Paul, MN.

Grants:

2011-2012

  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. $6,580.00 Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, St. Catherine University’s Academic Community Development Committee (ACDC). Grants are given to faculty members who improve the quality of education and promote research and scholarship, May 2012.
  • Marrs Fuchsel, C. $7,480.00 Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant, Office of    Research and Sponsored Programs, St. Catherine University’s Academic Community Development Committee (ACDC). Grants are given to faculty members who improve the quality of education and promote research and scholarship, Fall 2011.