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

DSW Program Director / Associate Professor

651-690-6146

clmarrsfuchsel@stkate.edu

Catherine Luz Marrs Fuchsel, PhD., LICSW teaches in the graduate social work program and is a bilingual Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the State of Minnesota. Originally from Lima, Peru, she speaks Spanish fluently and has over 19 years of clinical social work practice experience working with the Latino population in different cities across the country (i.e., Detroit, New York City, Phoenix).

Dr. Marrs Fuchsel’s research focuses on the prevention of domestic violence among the Latino population, specifically among immigrant Mexican families. She is currently evaluating the (Yes, I Can) Si, Yo Puedo program manual and curriculum for immigrant Latina women in group settings in community-based agencies and police departments. Dr. Marrs Fuchsel provides pro bono mental health consultation at Our Lady of Guadalupe free health clinic in Worthington, MN. Dr. Marrs Fuchsel also provides consultation on domestic violence cases as needed.

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

Master of Social Work, Children and Families
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1998

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1994

2014–present: Principal Investigator, West Chicago Police Department (PD), West Chicago, IL: Conducting qualitative and quantitative research at West Chicago PD. Evaluating the Sí, Yo Puedo (SYP) curriculum and empowerment program for immigrant Latina women in group settings using pre/post test surveys and questionnaires.

2013–2017: Principal Investigator, Centro, Minneapolis, MN: Conducting qualitative and quantitative research at the largest Latino community-based agency in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Evaluating the Sí, Yo Puedo (SYP) curriculum and empowerment program for immigrant Latina women in group settings using pre/post test surveys and questionnaires.

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, October 2011.

Doctorate Program

  • DRSW 710 Social Work Education
  • DRSW 723, Engaged Scholarship
  • Banded Dissertation Advisor

Master’s Program

  • 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)

Clinical Social Worker, Pro-Bono Private practice, 2011–Present

Clinical Social Worker, Our Lady of Guadalupe Community Health Clinic, 2012–Present

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

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., 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. (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

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, 304-320. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2013.767130

Marrs Fuchsel, C., Murphy, S., & Dufresne, R. (2012). Domestic violence, culture, and relationship dynamics among immigrant Mexican women. Affilia: Social Work Journal for Women, 27, 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, 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, 144-165.doi: 10.1080/15381500903025589

Marrs, C. (2006). Reflections on the undocumented community, poverty, and domestic violence. Journal of Poverty, 10, 119-124. doi:10.1300/J134v10n03_06

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2018, 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]

Chigbu, K., Xiong, H., Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2018, April). Working with university stake- holders: Exploring best practices and standards for social work distance learning programs. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference, San Antonio, TX. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2018, February). Case studies of mental health professionals: Conducting groups using the Sí, Yo Puedo empowerment program with immigrant Latinas. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2017, September). Sí, Yo Puedo curricula and police departments: Educating immigrant Latinas. Poster presented at the National Health and Domestic Conference. Futures without Violence, San Francisco, CA. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2017, April). Domestic Violence Training. Workshop presented for staff of Our Lady Guadalupe Clinic and St. Mary’s Parish in Worthington. [Invited]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2016, October). Sí, Yo Puedo curricula and police departments: Educating immigrant Latinas. Keynote speaker at the 2016 Latino Social Workers Organization (LSWO) Conference. Chicago, IL. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2016, October). Sí, Yo Puedo curricula and program for mental health professionals working with immigrant Latinas in group settings. Workshop presented at Metropolitan Family Services, Legal Aid Society, Chicago, IL. [Invited]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2016, May). 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. (2016, April). Sí, Yo Puedo: Latina women examining domestic violence, relationships, and self. Workshop presented at the 2016 Latino Social Workers Organization (LSWO) Conference: Sí Se Puede: Social Workers United for Latino Advancement, Silverman School of Social Work, NY, NY. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C., (January, 2016). Sí, Yo Puedo: Latinas examining domestic violence, relationships, and self. E-Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research (SWRR), Washington, D.C. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C., (October, 2015). Sí, Yo Puedo: Latinas examining domestic violence, relationships, and self. Poster presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting (APM), Denver, CO. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2015, August). Understanding Domestic Violence (DV) and Prevention Strategies for Professionals. Webinar workshop presented for the Health Cooperative Project and Sanford Health Professionals working at Our Lady Guadalupe Clinic in Worthington. [Invited]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2015). "Two classes on Domestic violence prevention strategies for Seminarians preparing for Priesthood." St. Paul Seminary; University of St. Thomas

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2015). "“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." Poster presented at the National Health and Domestic Conference. Futures without Violence, Washington, D.C. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2015). "Immigrant Latino families at Our Lady of Guadalupe Free Health Clinic: Engaging students in service and practice work." Workshop Salon presented at the School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN. [Invited]

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." Paper presented at the Julian Samora Research Institute 25th Anniversary Conference, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2014). "Sí, Yo Puedo: Latina women examining domestic violence, relationships, and self." Paper presented at the 2014 Latino Social Workers Organization (LSWO) Conference: “La Familia” Perspective and Social Work Practice, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. [Refereed]

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2014). "Domestic violence prevention strategies for Seminarians preparing for Priesthood." Two Workshops presented at the University of St. Thomas, School of Divinity, St. Paul Seminary (DVPT 712, Ministry to Families)

Chovanec, M., Fletcher, K., Marrs Fuchsel, C. & Hansen, J. (2014). "Adjustment disorder: Transitioning from DSM-IV to DSM 5." Panel discussion presented at the School of Social Work, St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.

Marrs Fuchsel, C. & Bartholomew, L. (2014). "Exploratory evaluation of Sí, Yo Puedo: A culturally competent empowerment program for immigrant Latina women in group settings." Paper presented at the 26th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2013). "Si Yo Puedo: A culturally competent empowerment program for immigrant Latina women in group settings." Centro: Training for Professional Staff

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2013). "Healthy relationships and communication." Workshop presented at the Women’s Day Event, St. Francis Parish, Rochester, MN.

Marrs Fuchsel, C. (2013). "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.