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About Henry J. Orff ,PhD
Henry J. Orff, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist whose expertise is in behavioral sleep medicine. As part of UC San Diego Health's Sleep Medicine Center, he evaluates and treats sleep disorders by addressing problematic behavioral, psychological, and/or physiological factors that interfere with sleep.
His practice includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), which focuses on eliminating habits, behaviors, and environmental disruptions that impair sleep. As part of therapy, Dr. Orff may recommend use of device-based treatments, such as bright light boxes, to help individuals sleep better. He also works with patients who are prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for sleep apnea to help them to better tolerate use of their breathing equipment at night.
In addition to his position in the Sleep Medicine Clinic, Dr. Orff currently is a research psychologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Orff's research focuses on evaluating the impact of chronic sleep disturbance on neurocognitive and neurophysiologic functioning, and the potential benefits of treatment for sleep disturbance on health and quality of life.
Dr. Orff completed his postdoctoral fellowship training in psychology at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and UC San Diego School of Medicine and his internship at Brown University Medical School. He earned his doctorate from the San Diego State/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.
Outside of work, Dr. Orff enjoys travel, wine tasting, photography, and music.
- San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program, San Diego, CA
- VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
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Conditions and Treatments
- Sleep Disorders
- Behavioral Sleep Medicine
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
- Sleep Disorder
- Sleep Apnea