Judith Orloff

Judith Orloff[1] is an American board-certified psychiatrist and is the author of five books.

Judith Orloff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
EducationUniversity of Southern California
Wadsworth Veteran's Hospital
OccupationPsychiatrist, author, motivational speaker

Early life and educationEdit

Orloff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of Theodore and Maxine, both physicians.[1] She grew up in Beverly Hills, where she later stated that she had experienced strong intuitions as a child.[2] Her family includes many physicians.[3] Orloff received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Southern California in 1979.[1] She completed a medical internship at Wadsworth Veteran's Hospital in Los Angeles in 1980,[citation needed] and held a psychiatric residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute from 1979 to 1983.[1]


Orloff held staff positions at hospitals in the Los Angeles area (Cedars Sinai Medical Center, St Johns Medical Center, the Daniel Freeman Hospital,[1] and Brotman Medical Center[citation needed]). She opened a private practice in Los Angeles in 1983.[1] She has taken part in what she calls "intuitive research" projects with Thelma Moss, Mobius Group[4] and the Institute of Noetic Sciences,[1][5] and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Southern California Psychiatric Society.[1] Orloff is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, and leads workshops on the relationships between medicine, intuition, and spirituality.[6]

Orloff published her first book, Second Sight, in 1996. The Publishers Weekly review said "Orloff will appeal to open-minded readers."[2] In her book, Orloff claims to have second sight, and uses the term energy psychiatry to describe her novel psychotherapy model.[2] An updated edition was published by Three Rivers Press in 2010 with a revised subtitle: An intuitive psychiatrist tells her extraordinary story and shows you how to tap your inner wisdom. Orloff has written three more books; her 2009 Emotional Freedom is a New York Times bestseller[7] that has been translated into 15 languages.[citation needed]

Orloff has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, the American Psychiatric Association, Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women Summit; and at alternative and traditional health forums such as National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Los Angeles, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Medical Center in New York, the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program in Los Angeles, and the Maria Shriver's First Lady's Women's Conference also in Los Angeles.[citation needed] and she has a regular blog on The Huffington Post.[8] and The Minds Journal.[9]


  • Second Sight. Warner Books. 1996. ISBN 978-0-446-51842-0.
  • Dr. Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing. Three Rivers Press. 2001. ISBN 978-0-8129-3098-6.
  • Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love. Three Rivers Press. 2005. ISBN 978-1-4000-8216-2.
  • Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life. Random House. 2009. ISBN 978-0-307-33819-8.
  • The Power of Surrender: Let Go and Energize Your Relationships, Success, and Well-Being. Harmony Books. 2015. ISBN 978-0-307-3382-11.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Orloff, Judith". Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. Gale Cengage – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). January 1, 2006. Archived from the original on March 8, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Nonfiction Review: Second Sight by Judith Orloff". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz. June 3, 1996.
  3. ^ Pickett, Debra (June 20, 2004). "Sunday Lunch with Judith Orloff". Chicago Sun-Times.
  4. ^ Weinstein, Edie. "Second Sight: An Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff". Wisdom Magazine. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "Judith Orloff, MD". Institute of Noetic Sciences. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  6. ^ USA Today, A Better Life Section: "Health, Education, and Science" by Marilyn Elias, Pg. 6D April 12, 2004
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Judith Orloff MD". The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com.
  9. ^ "Dr Judith Orloff". The Minds Journal. TheMindsJournal.com.

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