Formation of Psychoterapy Service of FMUSP Psychiatry Institute: a brief historiographical approach
This article aims to present the activities of Service of Psychotherapy of the Institute of Psychiatry of the Clinical Hospital of the FMUSP (IPQ) from a historiographical perspective, positioning it critically in the scenario of different modalities of care in mental health within the IPQ between 1962 and 1965. Psychotherapy Service involves care of patients in psychotherapy, teaching and knowledge transfer as well as research in the scientific domain. It has also played an important role within the various IPQ services and groups including the debates of the “psi field” throughout its fifty years of existence. We seek to identify how the 60s can be considered an important historical mark. The proximity between psychiatry and psychoanalysis enabled the development of the notion of psychodynamics, from which the founding work in group psychotherapy emerged. The IPQ represented an important professional training center in the city. Supported by the notions of complexity and pluralism that would mark the future of mental health, this article demonstrates the importance of Psychotherapy Service in the historical process of this field.