Department of Psychiatry
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
(University California Los Angeles)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
BOX 498 1000 West Carson St.
Torrance, California 90509
University of Liège, Belgium- MD awarded 1987.
Belgium Board Certified in Psychiatry 1992
USA Board Certified in Psychiatry 2008
Visiting Scholar Beck Institute (Cognitive Therapy). Philadelphia. 2006.
University of California Los Angeles. Psychiatric Residency 2005./CBT/DBT Training
Visiting Fellow in Psychiatry-The McLean Center for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder-
Harvard Medical School Affiliate. Professor John Gunderson, Supervisor (2005)
Visiting Fellow in Psychiatry - Personality Disorders Institute and the Cornell Psychotherapy Program,
Cornell University Medical College. Professor Otto Kernberg, Supervisor (1997).
Professional experience (recent):
Attending Psychiatrist (July 2005-current)at Harbor UCLA
MD Asian Pacific Special services foe Adults (July 2004-current)
St Vincent de Rocourt Hospital (University of Liège affiliate Belgium) 1992-1999: Attending Psychiatrist
Doctors without Borders. Algeria, 1998.
Medicus Mundi International (MMI): Abidjan, Ivory Coast.1985.
Honors and Awards:
Honorable Mention Award. National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality
Disorder, in partnership with the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
Best Role Model. Harbor UCLA. 2007.
Excellence in Teaching by a Resident. Harbor UCLA 2005
Outstanding Resident Award for “Outstanding Clinical and Teaching Skills in the Area of Personality
Disorders.” Southern California Psychiatric Society. 2005.
A. Rogawski Prize. UCLA NPI. 2004. “Words, memories, Synapses: The Biological Art of Psychotherapy."
Grosjean B. Temps, Espaces, Pratiques et Croyances: 1993-2013.in French) Cahiers de Psychologie
Clinique. De Boeck. Brussels 2013
Grosjean.B. Rethinking Psychiatry: A Psychiatrist Journey . Wild Culture (Web based Journal) December
Grosjean.B. Pharmageddon David Healy University of California press. Community Psychiatrist Vol 26,1
pp6-7. August 2012
Grosjean.B. “ La régulation des émotions chez les troubles de la personnalité limites (Emotion regulation
in borderline personality disorder) (in French) in: Traité de la régulation émotionnelle (Textbook of Emotion
Regulation). De Boeck Ed. Brussels. Belgium. April 2012
Grosjean B: Differentiating Borderline Personality Disorder from Bipolar Disorder. The Carlat Report
Psychiatry, March 2012
Grosjean.B. Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental
Illness in America. Whitaker Random House Ed 2010. Psychiatric Services 2011
Michele S. Berk , PhD; Bernadette Grosjean , MD; Heather D. Warnick , PsyD
Beyond Threats: Risk factors for suicide in Borderline Personality Disorder
Grosjean, B, Tsai G : NMDA Neurotransmission as a Critical Mediator of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences. March 2007; 32 (2) 103-115.
Grosjean.B: “From Synapse to Psychotherapy: the Fascinating Evolution of Neurosciences”. The
American Journal of Psychotherapy (59/3) 2005.
Grosjean B: On the Margin of Symbolization: Borderline Personality and Psychosomatic Disorders. Acta
Psychiatrica Belgica.2001; 101:161-178 (French)
Grosjean B: Borderline Personality and the Frame. Edition Marinor. Alger. Acta. Belgo-Algerian Meeting,
1999; 99-125 (French)
Grosjean B: Responsibility and the Therapeutic Plan .Key Note Speaker XXIIIème Meeting of Day Hospital.
Proceedings - 1995.30-36(French)
Grosjean B: An Exemplary Death. Revue Médicale de Liège.1994 ; XLIX,9 :515-518 (French)
SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS: (USA and International)
"De la folie des rues à la polysémie des écoles : plaidoyer pour une psychiatrie post moderne" (in French :
From the madness in the streets to the diversity of theories : Plea for a Postmodern Psychiatry ») Key
note speaker XV International Congres des Hôpitaux de Jour Psychiatriques Lausanne. Switzerland.
“There is not such thing as a med check: from California Challenges and Paradoxes” American
Psychiatric Association Annual meeting Philadelphia May 2012
“The med check visit’: is psychiatry becoming en endangered species?” Harbor UCLA Grand Round
“Dual challenge in the field: how to identify and treat patients with comorbid diagnoses of bipolar and
borderline personality disorders” Grosjean B. APA Honolulu Mai 2011.
Grosjean B "Psychiatry in the streets of Los Angeles: from deinstitutionalization to dereliction to hope?"
(Grand Round Belgium University of Liege February 2010)
“A Lost child close to thirty: running round and round a frightening world” American Academy of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Annual meeting New York, October 2010.
Borderline personality disorder and bipolar: a never ending challenge” Harbor UCLA Grand Round, CA
Grosjean.B. A double challenge Borderline personality and bipolar disorder. 47eme meeting of Colombian
Psychiatric Association Bogota Colombia 2008
GrosjeanB. NMDA synapse and psychiatry: how to examine psychotherapy through the prism of
neuroscience47eme meeting of Colombian Psychiatric Association Bogota Colombia 2008
Grosjean.B. Nociception in Borderline Personality Disorder: the role of glutamatergique
neurotransmission APA Washington 2008
Grosjean.B. NMDA neurotransmission and the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder APA
Grosjean.B. “ NMDA Neurotransmission and the Biology of Borderline Personality Disorder” APA San
Diego May 2007.
Grosjean.B. NMDA Neurotransmission and the Biology of Borderline Personality Disorder” 2nd
International Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Santiago Chile April 2007.
“NMDA Receptors and BPD: A Critical Mediator”, APA Annual Meeting Toronto May 2006.
“Borderline Personality Disorder and Culture”, APA Annual Meeting Toronto May 2006.
“From Synapse to Psychotherapy: The fascinating Evolution of Neurosciences.” APA Annual Meeting
Toronto May 2006.
"Borderline Personality Disorder: From Brain to Mind". Harbor UCLA Grand Round. February 2006.
“Borderline Personality Disorder: a Western-Culture Bound Syndrome?” The Society for the Study of
Psychiatry and Culture Annual Meeting, Colorado, October 2005.
“Cross-Cultural Studies in Borderline Personality Disorders Identification of Protective Factors and Early
Intervention”, American Psychiatric Association. Institute on Psychiatric services Atlanta, October 2004.
“Borderline Personality Disorder and the Therapeutic Frame.” Algeria, 1998.
“Anorexia in the General Hospital: Challenge and Tragedy.” XXXIX International Congress of Medical
Psychology”. Belgium 1996.
“Responsibility and the Therapeutic Plan” Keynote speaker, XXIII International Symposium of the «
Psychiatric Day Hospital Meeting Belgium-France-Switzerland ». France, 1995.
“A Difficult Waltz: Death and the Therapist.” ULG. Grand Round.1994 (Belgium).