This account of the institutional treatment of an adolescent boy, which essentially turned around his relationship with writing, aims to discuss the possibility of the establishment of a cultural work. The different movements that colored the relationship between this adolescent and his reader are described here, showing the passage from a bond with the object to its use in helping to make writing into a cultural object that can be shared.
The article traces the participation of five teenagers in an ambulatory therapeutic program over the course of eighteen months. This treatment program combines several therapeutic groups which open up spaces for narration, beginning with an initial experience of cultural mediation. Accompanying and prolonging the production of a Contemporary Opera Music, the organization of narratives increases the potential for the process of symbolization.
Adolescence, 2009, T. 27, n°4, pp. 1019-1026.