About the Author & Screenwriter

2010-10-02_17.48.053Bernard Amador, Ph.D. was born in New York City and is the author of the memoir To Know A Fallen Angel: Understanding the Mind of a Sexual Predator, his debut novel CYBER-EUGENICS: The Neural Code and The Rut. He has written many screenplays including Mercy of Chance,  The Hei, Used BooksSelling Water and the T.V. Pilot Carwhacker. He is the organizer of Capital District Screenwriters at The Arts Center in Troy, New York. Capital District Screenwriters was started to provide a place where novice and seasoned screenwriters can come together to discuss all aspects of screenwriting from format to the industry. Dr. Amador is the Supervising Crime Victim Caseworker for the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center and has taught courses in forensic, abnormal and general psychology as an adjunct Instructor at The College of New Rochelle and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He holds a Ph.D. from Northcentral University, an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Sage Graduate School, a B.A. in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Purchase College. He interned with the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureau of the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in White Plains, New York, at the Mental Health Association of New York, and worked as a Forensic Case Manager with Treatment Alternatives to Street Crimes (T.A.S.C) of the Education and Assistance Corporation. Dr. Amador is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychology-Law Society. His research interests include a variety of forensic-related topics in the field of psychology, for example, his latest article Victimisation, limbic system irritability and sociomoral reasoning in male sex offenders published by the Journal of Sexual Aggression. He ran a survivor’s writing workshop for ARIA (Awareness of Rape and Incest Through Art) and lives in New York City and upstate New York.