In Memoriam

Françoise Ducroux-Biass

Françoise Ducroux-Biass, our dear colleague and friend, left us at the dawn of July 5, 2022. We will miss her. Françoise had a long life, she was in her 95ème year. Her life path followed many twists and turns until one day she met Carl Rogers, whom she met on several occasions. This was the beginning of a long and exciting adventure. She followed the Person Centered Approach training with Chuck Devonshire, participated in many intensive groups, conferences and other meetings. Françoise organized an international workshop in Zinal (Switzerland) in 1980 during which she met not only Rogers but also a good number of early members of the approach such as John Shlien, Barbara Brodley, Nat Raskin, Gay Barfield, John K. Wood, Jerold Bozarth, and many others.

Françoise was also a pioneer of the Person Centred Approach in France and in the French speaking part of Switzerland, engaging in numerous trainings with an unshakeable conviction in the values of the approach that she defended with great energy until her last breath.

Since the beginning of the existence of the journal ACP Pratique et recherche, Françoise participated in its development with great pleasure. She was one of the founding pillars, guarantor of the respect of the journal's paradigm and of the Rogerian ethics. During the meetings, which she would not have missed under any circumstances, the discussions went well, always in a spirit of benevolence and respect for each member of the committee. These were moments of lively reflection, warm sharing and exchange of ideas and points of view. Françoise was completely bilingual. She loved the English language, which she mastered perfectly. She was our reference for the translations of the many Anglo-Saxon articles we published. And thanks to her rigorous and extremely precise work in order not to betray the authors' thoughts, a large number of valuable articles have been made available to French-speaking readers throughout the 17 years of the journal's existence. This is to say that it leaves a great void.

We miss you already, Françoise!

Despite your departure, the work of publishing the magazine will continue with enthusiasm and motivation!