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Catherine Fisher, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2767
Email: cfisher@apu.edu
Catherine Fisher, MSW, LCSW, is an assistant professor and the assistant director of field education for the Master of Social Work program, as well as a lecturer for the Bachelor of Social Work program. Throughout the year, she conducts field agency visits and meets with field instructors to ensure student field education meets the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). She also provides field seminar instruction for foundation- and concentration-year students. Her professional experience includes several years in child welfare settings with foster children, and serving as executive director for a nonprofit youth center in Los Angeles. Fisher also worked as a per diem medical social worker at Glendale Memorial Hospital. Her academic experience includes serving as a field practicum liaison for the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, and adjunct teaching for the BSW program at APU. In her personal time, Fisher volunteers with a network of churches serving the homeless in the Eagle Rock area. She has a strong interest is strengthening partnerships between churches, government, and social service agencies to help address community needs. Fisher is a member of the National Association of Christian Social Workers (NACSW).

Education

MSW (Emphasis in Mental Health), University of Southern California
BSW, Azusa Pacific University

Credentials/Certifications
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California (LCS 25622)

Department

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Social Work

Expertise

  • Adolescent and Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare
  • Grant Writing
  • Medical Social Work
  • Nonprofit Management

Courses Taught

SOCW 511 – Introduction to the Social Work Profession
SOCW 515 – Field Seminar I
SOCW 525 – Field Seminar II
SOCW 534 – Field Seminar III
SOCW 537 – Children and Adolescents
SOCW 543 – Fundraising, Grant Writing, and Fiscal Decision Making
SOCW 544 – Field Seminar IV