About Liv

My name is Liv Raissi and I am a licensed psychologist and certified ISTDP therapist, psychedelic assisted therapist and ISTDP supervisor. I run Länka retreat center, teach at university and run trainings in ISTDP (pre-core and core training).

I am often described as brave and honest and therefore perhaps not your “typical psychologist”. I have an ability to quickly capture the essence of a problem, and am not afraid to convey truths in a clear and loving way. My driving force is to free people from the locked inner worlds they can be trapped in, if the circumstances for this are right.

I have a strong love for humanity, but am fully aware of the limitations that may exist in helping. I think a good therapist is driven by investigating, understanding and doing what seems like the right thing to do for someone else. It accepts its role as both teacher and disciple and balances between certainty and uncertainty together with patients.

I started my career as a psychologist in 2011 at a PTSD clinic where I worked mainly on the basis of trauma-focused CBT (“prolonged exposure”). In the same year I started my own company and began training in ISTDP as first an ISTDP therapist and then from 2016 as an ISTDP teacher. For a long time I was chairman of the Swedish association for ISTDP and arranged several conferences. From 2021 I immersed myself in psychedelic medications and also took a one-year training through the Psychiatry Institute in Colorado in psychedelic assisted therapy. In the same vein, I moved out into the forest with my partner and started Länka retreat center where people come for talks and retreats.

To me you come to awaken and find your capacity and your hope. You come to change your perception of your reality, so that you can live more truly.

Warm welcome!

Psykedelisk terapi


Länka Retreats, Göteborg, 2021-tills vidare

ISTDP Psykologi Göteborg AB, Göteborg, 2017-2021

Liv Raissi enskild firma, Göteborg, 2011-2017

Sapu, Göteborg, 2020-tills vidare
Timanställd som föreläsare på psykoterapeutprogrammet

Psykologiska institutionen, Göteborg, 2014-2021
Timanställd som föreläsare och handledare

Leg psykolog deltid, PTSD-mottagning, Borås, 2011-2014

Leg psykolog deltid, Psykiatrisk öppenvårdsmottagning för asylsökande, Borås, 2011-2013

PTP-psykolog, Psykiatriska öppenvårdsmottagningen Kronan, Sundbyberg, Stockholm, 2010-2011


Pre-core Göteborg 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021

Pre-core Malmö 2017

Pre-core Lund 2020

Core-utbildning Göteborg 2016-2019, 2017-2020, 2018-2021, 2019-2022, 2021-2024, 2022-2025

Core-utbildning Lund 2020-2022

Core-utbildning Malmö 2021-2023

ISTDP som guide, psykoterapimässan, Göteborg, 2018

Immersion, Stockholm, 2018 Introduktion ISTDP, Halmstad Psykiatri, 2018

Immersion, Stockholm, 2019

Föreläsning om terapeutisk ovisshet, Stockholm, 2019

Föreläsning om motstånd, skörhet och externt fokus, Örebro, 2019

Workshop om högt motstånd, Göteborg, 2019

Immersion, Stockholm 2020

Introduktionsföreläsning ISTDP, zoom, 2021

ISTDP vid traumarelaterade svårigheter, zoom, 2021

Undoing positions, online, 2022

Undoing positions, online, Angela cooper, 2022

ISTDP som guide, Åland, 2022

ISTDP som guide, psykoterapimässan, Stockholm, 2022

ISTDP-dagarna, Stockholm, 2023


Uppsala Universitet, 2012-2013

Göteborgs Universitet, 2005-2010

Grundkurs psykologi
Göteborgs Universitet, 2005

Other relevant training

IPI Online Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training, Colorado, 2021-2022

Debra Silverman Applied Astrology Level 1-3, Colorado,2021

Training of trainers, Stockholm, 2016-2019
ISTDP lärar- och handledarutbildning med Jon Frederickson

Core training, Stockholm, 2012-2015
Tre års fördjupade studier och handledning i Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP) med Patricia Coughlin.


Angela Cooper, Online 2021

Joel Town, Online 2021

ISTDP Immersion, Stockholm 2021

ISTDP Depression,Jon Frederickson, Stockholm 2020

Reiko Ikemoto-Joseph, Online 2020

ISTDP Immersion, Stockholm 2020

Joel Town, Treatment resistand depression, Gothenburg 2019

ISTDP Immersion, Stockholm 2019

ISTDP Filip Myhre, Göteborg 2019

Trauma, Jon Frederickson, Stockholm 2019

Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Stocholm 2019

Jon Frederickson, Göteborg 2018

ISTDP Immersion, Stockholm 2018
Allan Abbass

Jon Frederickon, Stockholm 2018

How to treat Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Depression with ISTDP, Svenska Föreningen för ISTDP, Göteborg 2017
Jon Frederickson & Angela Cooper

ISTDP Immersion, Copenhagen 2017
Allan Abbass

IEDTA conference – Overcoming Treatment Resistant Depression, International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association, Amsterdam 2016

Maximizing Effectiveness in Dynamic Psychotherapy, Svenska Föreningen för ISTDP, Malmö 2016
Patricia Coughlin

Establishment, corrosion and reestablishment of the working alliance with a traumatised and somatising patient,  Svenska Föreningen för ISTDP, Göteborg 2016
Vidar Maximilian Husby

The man who awoke from coma – Working with dissociation, Göteborg 2016
Jon Frederickson

Working with the highly resistant patient, Svenska Föreningen för ISTDP, Stockholm 2015
Jon Frederickson

Workshop ISTDP, Svenska Föreningen för ISTDP, Göteborg, 2014
Roger Sandvik Hansen

Pathological Mourning – ISTDP, Svenska Föreningen för ISTDP, Göteborg 2014
Patricia Coughlin

Workshop ISTDP dissociation, Stockholm, 2013
Jon Frederickson

ISTDP- The unconcious signaling in the body, Svenska Föreningen för ISTDP, Göteborg, 2013
Jon Frederickson och Monica Urru

Från neurobiologi till klinisk praxis, Kris och traumacentrum, Stockholm, 2013
Rachel Yehuda, Ruth Lanius och Marylene Cloitre.

Treating PTSD in suicidal and self-injuring clients with borderline personality disorder: Integrating DBT and modified prolonged exposure, del II, Stockholm, 2013
Workshop med Melanie Harned

Psykotrauma, komplext posttraumatiskt stressyndrom och dissociativa störningar, Kris och traumacentrum, Stockholm, 2012
Två dagars föreläsningar av Giovanni Liotti och Bessel A van der Kolk.

Workshop in prolonged exposure, Stockholm, 2012
En fyra dagars workshop i traumafokuserad KBT med Edna Foa.

Treating PTSD in suicidal and self-injuring clients with borderline personality disorder: Integrating DBT and modified prolonged exposure, del I, Stockholm, 2012
Workshop med Melanie Harned

ISTDP- Från förtvivlan till hopp, Göteborg, 2012
Konferens anordnad av Svenska föreningen för ISTDP, med Patricia Coughlin och Allan Abbass

Traumadagen konferens, Stockholm, 2011

Mastering the Art and Science of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Drammen, Norge, 2011
Patricia Coughlin och Jon Frederickson om ISTDP – teori, metod och forskning.

Psykoterapimässan, Stockholm, 2010

Intervention av grupp och organistation, Göteborg, 2009

Stresshanteringsprogram utifrån Acceptance and commitment therapy, Göteborg, 2009

Studiecirkel i Acceptance and commitment therapy, Göteborg, 2009
Föreningen för Behavioristisk Psykoterapi, där jag satt som ordförande, anordnade två olika studiecirklar i Acceptance and commitment therapy utifrån relevant litteratur.

9th Nordic Meeting in Neuropsychology, Göteborg, 2007

Fiduciary dutys

Ordförande i Svenska Föreningen för ISTDP, 2014-2016, 2016-2018

Styrelseledamot och webansvarig i Svenska Föreningen för ISTDP, 2012-2014

Ordförande i Föreningen för Behavioristisk Psykoterapi, Göteborg, 2010

Styrelsemedlem i Föreningen för Behavioristisk Psykoterapi, Göteborg, 2009

About Liv

Liv is not your typical psychologist as she is not afraid to tell the truth in a clear and honest way. She has developed her own style over the years based on principles from ISTDP, IFS, CBT and Psychedelic therapy.

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