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

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

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

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.

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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

Book:

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

Articles:

Marrs Fuchsel, C., & Brummett, A. (2020). Interpersonal violence prevention and intervention programs for immigrant Latinas: A systematic review. Journal of Family Violence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-020-00160-6

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (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, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-019-00087-7

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

See Catherine Marrs Fuchsel CV for full listing of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement


Spring 2021 Courses

Spring 2021 Courses
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DRSW 723 - 1 Engaged Scholarship - - - - - - - -

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26492 (View in ClassFinder)

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Catherine L. Marrs Fuchsel

The purpose of this course is to engage directly with scholarly activities such as writing for publication, peer-review, and ongoing assessment of a scholarship agenda as the grounding for a student's development of an identity as a scholar. The work of this course is grounded in the student’s Banded Dissertation Plan. Strategies and techniques for establishing, improving and maintaining types of scholarly activities are examined, discussed and implemented. Emphasis in this course is on the development and creation of a ready to submit for publication article. Each student will develop an outline for a proposal for a peer-reviewed presentation at professional conference(s), based on the topic of the manuscript. Professional ethics in scholarly activities such as writing for publication are addressed. Grant writing is described within the context of writing for publication. Students are expected to come to this course with a plan for writing based on their Banded Dissertation Plan.

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Summer 2021 Courses

Summer 2021 Courses
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DRSW 700 - 01 Hist. of SW & SW Education - - - - - - - -

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31038 (View in ClassFinder)

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Catherine L. Marrs Fuchsel

This course will examine the history of social work and social work education. By reading and discussing influential historic social work texts, students will understand and consider the enduring tensions, achievements, and possibilities of the social work profession. The influences of socioeconomic class, race, and gender on the development of social work and social work education are considered. The longstanding tensions between theory and practice and between micro and macro practice are also addressed. The historical legacy of leadership provided by educators and other influential persons in the social work profession are examined. Students will take on the role of professor by presenting historic texts and leading thought-provoking and engaging discussions. Students will conduct a scholarly historic analysis of archival materials on a topic related to social work education that culminates in a research paper and review a peer’s final paper, as well. Students will develop a consciousness of their identity as a social work instructor and scholar and be able to identify and articulate the historic antecedents that have influenced this development

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Fall 2021 Courses

Fall 2021 Courses
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