Catherine L. Marrs Fuchsel, MSW, PhD, LCSW, LICSW portrait

Catherine L. Marrs Fuchsel, MSW, PhD, LCSW, LICSW

Associate Professor and DSW Program Director
BA, Arizona State University
MSW, University of Michigan
PhD, Arizona State University
105 Summit Classroom Building - UST
(651) 962-5852
SCB 201
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

I am committed to the overall well-being of immigrant Latino families locally, nationally and internationally. I am invested in developing and implementing prevention programs for immigrant Latina women who experience complex trauma such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and forced family separation due to immigration status. Our profession values the dignity and worth of all persons, especially those who are marginalized and oppressed in our respective communities.

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Intervention and prevention of domestic violence and sexual abuse among immigrant Latina women
  • Effective delivery of mental health services for the Latino population
  • Bilingual Spanish-English social workers
  • Culturally sensitive programs for immigrant Latina women in group settings
  • Qualitative and community-based participatory research

Selected Publications & Presentations


Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2017). Yes, I can (Sí, Yo puedo): An empowerment program for immigrant Latina women in group settings. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.


Marrs Fuchsel, C. (In Press, 2019). Sí, Yo Puedo (Yes, I Can) curriculum and empowerment program for immigrant Latina women in group settings: Utilization of the program at a police department. Journal of Family Violence.

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2018). Facilitating groups with immigrant Latinas using the Sí, Yo Puedo (Yes, I Can) empowerment program: A case study of the experiences of six mental health professionals. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 13, 34-45.

Marrs Fuchsel, C., Valencia, R., Stefango, E., Uplegger, M., & Senne, E. (2017). Sí, Yo Puedo curricula and police departments: Educating immigrant Latinas. Social Work with Groups, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2017.1318329

Marrs Fuchsel, C., Linares, R., Abugattas, A., Padilla, M., & Hartenberg, L. (2016). Sí, Yo Puedo: Latinas examining domestic violence, relationships, and self. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 31, 219-231. doi: 10.1177/0886109915608220

See curriculum vitae for full listing of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement

Fall 2019 Courses

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Catherine L. Marrs Fuchsel

This course provides a foundation for analyzing the continuum of social work education in the United States from baccalaureate to masters, through the doctoral degree. It explores the philosophy and process of accreditation both professional and regional. It examines generalist and specialized curriculum models (explicit curriculum) and context, faculty, financial resources (implicit curriculum). Special emphasis is placed on understanding the history, philosophy and values of social work education. The role of professional social work educational associations and their relationship to professional practice associations is reviewed. International social work education is explored.

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