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Rose Zayco, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist (FL Lic. #: PY8136) in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida.


2008 – Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2003 – Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Boston College

2000 – Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology (with Honors), University of Florida

Level III Trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Advanced Training in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples

Level 3 Trained in the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy

Level 2 Trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Clinical Experience

2010 – Present – Psychologist in private practice providing outpatient psychotherapy, Jacksonville, FL

2010 – 2012 – Psychologist at skilled nursing facilities, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, Jacksonville, FL

2008 – 2010 – Post-doctoral training as a staff psychologist at Seton Hall University Counseling Center, South Orange, NJ

2007-2008 – Pre-doctoral internship (APA-approved) at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ

Post-Graduate Clinical Training

June 1-3, 2022 – Brainspotting Phase Two with Susan Pinco, Ph.D., LCSW and Deborah Antinori, MA, LPC, FT. Live On-Line

November 14-16, 2021 – Brainspotting Phase One with Cynthia Schwartzberg, LCSW and Christine Ranck, Ph.D., LCSW. Live On-Line

2017 – 2022 – Clinical consultation in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy with AEDP Senior Faculty SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D.

September 2019 – June 2021 – On-line Bi-Weekly Complex Trauma AEDP Group Supervision with Kari Gleiser, Ph.D.

January 6-8, 2021 – Advanced Skills Module Transforming Entrenched Defenses, Pathogenic Affects, and Traumatic States in AEDP with SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. Live On-Line

November 2020 & February 2021 – Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 2 Couple Therapy Training Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) with Nancy Wonder, PhD and Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN,C-SP. On-Line hosted by Instituto IFS in Madrid, Spain.

2016 – 2020 – Clinical case consultation in Emotional Focused Couple Therapy with an EFT Certified Supervisor (John Gallagher, LMHC)

February 2020 & June 2020 – Internal Family Systems (IFS) Institute Level 1 IFS Training with Ann Sinko, LMFT and Kathryn Staecker, MSW, LCSW in Tucson, AZ and On-Line

October 2019 – November 2020 – On-line Bi-Weekly Trauma EFT Couples Group Supervision with Silvina Irwin, Ph.D. and Michael Barnett, LPC.

April 2019 & September 2019- AEDP Essential Skills 2 Training with Ben Lipton, LCSW and SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. in New York City, NY

May 2019 – Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) 2-Day Master Class “Using EFT to Crack the Code of Love and Transform Stress” with George Faller, LMFT in Tampa, FL

2012 – 2017 – Clinical case consultation with a senior-level relational psychoanalyst (Lycia Alexander-Guerra, M.D.)

October 2017 and October 2018 – AEDP Essential Skills 1 Training with Eileen Russell, Ph.D. and Ben Lipton, LCSW (Week 1) and SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. and Jeanne Newhouse, NCPsyA (Week 2) in New York City, NY.

April 2018 – Two-day workshop “Neuroplasticity in Action: Rewiring Internal Working Models of Attachment” and “Master Class” with Ron Frederick, Ph.D. in Vancouver, Canada

April 2018 – Full-day workshop “Transforming Resistance: Working with the Challenges of Defense and Anxiety” with Steve Shapiro, Ph.D. in Jacksonville, FL

October 2017 – Level 3 Clinical Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Practicum Training with Don Cole, D.Min., LPC, LMFT in Jacksonville, FL

July 2017 – August 2017 – Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy 5-Day Immersion Course with Diana Fosha, Ph.D. in Denver, CO

August 2016 – April 2017 – Core Skills Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Michael Barnett, LPC, Silvina Irwin, Ph.D., and Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT in Orlando, FL

March 2017 – Full-day workshop “Walking in Your Patient’s Shoes: A Day with Lycia Alexander-Guerra, M.D.” with Lycia Alexander-Guerra, M.D. in Jacksonville, FL

October 2016 – Level 2 Clinical Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Assessment, Intervention and Comorbidities, Completed Home Study course with John Gottman, Ph.D. and Julie Gottman, Ph.D (Homestudy Course)

August 2015 – July 2016 – Developmental Model – Level 1 Training offered by the Couples Institute – A program that integrates Attachment Theory, Differentiation Theory,  and Neuroscience to treat couples (Homestudy Course)

June 2016 – 4-day Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Michael Barnett, LPC in Orlando, FL.

May 2016 – 2-day Conference on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Trauma with Sue Johnson, Ph.D. in Tampa, FL.

April 2016 – Full-day Workshop on Personal Agency in Development, Intergenerational Trauma, and Psychotherapy with Jonathan Slavin, Ph.D., ABPP and Miki Rahmani, M.A. in Jacksonville, FL

2012 – 2016  – Classes through the Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies on Attachment, Practical Analytic Subjectivity, Clinical Case Consultation

November 2015 – Level 1 Clinical Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Bridging the Couple Chasm with John Gottman, Ph.D. and Julie Gottman, Ph.D. in Orlando, FL

Professional Affiliations

UFHealth, University of Florida Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Courtesy Assistant Professor

Florida Psychological Association, Member

American Psychological Association (APA), Member

APA Division 42, Division of Independent Practice, Member

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Member

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute, Member