Sophie Liljedahl

Ph. D., Clinical Psychology, affiliated with the university, Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Ontario; Canada), Post-doctoral fellow, Ph. D.Former name: Sophie Hyman

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences


  • Borderline Personality Disorder, self-harm, suicide, treatment development, PTSD, prevention, evidence-based treatment, concurrent disorders


Sophie Liljedahl, Ph. D., teaches in the Department of Psychology at Lund University in the Psychologists’ Program, and the CBT branch of the Psychotherapists’ Program. Her research involves evaluating the outcomes of a multi-family skills training program for family members of suicidal individuals (Family Connections / Familjeband) and all aspects of formulating and evaluating self-harm and suicide assessment in clinical practice. She studies self-harm and suicide prevention initiatives and is involved in the international development of evidence-based treatments, particularly for under-served populations within the healthcare system, such as individuals with borderline personality disorder and concurrent disorders (e.g., PTSD, eating disorders and addictions). 



Outside of the University Sophie works as the Head of Research and Development a residential treatment facility in Skåne (Finjagården). She collaborates with a number of national initiatives (Unit for Clinical Suicide Research, Lund University Hospital; Institute for Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, and SBU: Swedish Council on Health Technology), as well as with a number of international research groups. These include Professor Marsha Linehan’s strategic management planning group (University of Washington, Seattle), Professor Martin Bohus’ research laboratory (Central Institute of Mental Health, Germany), Professor Alan Fruzzetti's research group (Harvard University) and with the scientific board of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD). 

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