Saul Robbins – Initial Intake
“Initial Intake examines the chairs and office surroundings of Manhattan-based psychotherapy professionals from the point of view of their clients. From this vantage point I wish to reference the perceptions, associations, and responses to this very private environment, and the work that takes place there.
For many, the role of the psychotherapist holds significant weight, and the importance given to him / her is one of profound influence in many of our lives. Viewers are encouraged to consider the inherent personality in each environment, and the place of power it holds, quite literally, across from them, on a regular basis. I am particularly interested in the existence of a dyadic relationship between practitioner and client, one not always considered in traditional modalities of treatment.
This work also stems from a life-long interest in psychology and my immediate family is made up of psychotherapists. This project grew out of the need to question the efficacy of my own treatment while engaged in a more traditional therapeutic relationship, and the challenges experienced during that relationship.”