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
204A Fontbonne Hall - St.Kate's
(651) 690-6146
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph 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., Linares, R., Abugattas, A., Padilla, M., & Hartenberg, L. (2015). Sí, Yo Puedo: Latinas examining domestic violence, relationships, and self. Affilia: Social Work Journal for Women, 1-13. doi: 10.1177/0886109915608220

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2015). Spanish-English bilingual social workers: Meeting the linguistic needs of Latino/A clients. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 24, 251-255. doi: 10.1080/15313204.2014.991982

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2014). “Yes, I have changed because I am more sure of myself, I feel stronger with more confidence and strength”: Examining the experiences of immigrant Latina women participating in the Sí, Yo Puedo Curriculum. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 8, 161-182.

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2014). Exploratory evaluation of Sí, Yo Puedo: A culturally competent empowerment program for immigrant Latina women in group settings. Social Work with Groups, 37, 279-296. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2014.895921

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2013). Familism, sexual abuse, and domestic violence among immigrant Mexican women. Affilia: Social Work Journal for Women, 28, 378-389. doi: 10.1177/0886109913503265

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

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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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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