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Catherine Marrs Fuchsel

Professor and DSW Program Director

  • Education
  • PhD, Arizona State University

    MSW, University of Michigan

    BA, Arizona State University

  • Expertise
  • Intervention and prevention of intimate partner violence and sexual abuse among immigrant Latinas

    Mental health services for the Latinx population

    Bilingual Spanish-English social workers

    Culturally sensitive programs for immigrant Latinas and families

    Qualitative and community-based participatory research

Catherine is committed to the overall well-being of immigrant Latino families locally, nationally and internationally. She is 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. Her profession values the dignity and worth of all persons, especially those who are marginalized and oppressed in our respective communities.

View Catherine Marrs Fuchsel's introduction video.


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.


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