Dr Paul Ruefli. 16 04 1941- 02 08 2023
Member ANZSJA (Zurich)
Paul passed away Wednesday August 2. His unexpected
death may come as surprise to many.
He knew in June
this year that a pancreatic cancer meant that he had
only months to live. He set about preparing for his
I think of Paul as a character of
kaleidoscopic blacks, whites with muted intersecting
colors - where a clear pattern you thought you
understood would suddenly shift to reveal another take.
Escher-like. I was taken aback by Paul on many
I came to appreciate his unique
character and gifts because he frequently consulted with
me on challenging client issues. Based in Canberra he
was sought after to handle complicated PTSD situations
among AFP, Military and bureaucratic personnel. - I
suspect he had security clearance based, perhaps, on his
early career in aeronautical engineering with the NASA
I knew Paul as extremely
diligent, with a polymathic brain, generous and at home
handling confronting, prickly, paradoxical and
politically entangled cases. His clinical breadth of
skills and forensic acumen gave him the mental framework
to do so and his Jungian training and spiritual
disciplines gave him humanity and philosophical depth.
Paul was one of a kind.
Craig San Roque