1st Edition

Solution Focused Coaching for Adolescents
Overcoming Emotional and Behavioral Problems

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after May 27, 2021
ISBN 9780367747237
May 27, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
222 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

USD $32.95

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Book Description

Solution-Focused Coaching for Adolescents explains the principles and attitude of the popular 11-step, Mission Possible, Solution Focused Coaching program for working with adolescents.

By comparing the Mission Possible principles with the "normal" way of problem-solving in coaching scenarios, the author makes the theoretical structure and conversational style of the program easy to learn for professionals. Applied both individually and as a group activity, Mission Possible helps to make difficult things accessible by using one’s own strengths and resources which in turn makes fulfilling dreams and achieving goals easier for teenagers and young adults. The book is filled with detailed case studies and useful coaching tools, breaking the program down into five themes, outlining the goals, the process, and any potential pitfalls.

This practical book is intended for coaches, youth counselors, trainers, teachers, mentors, therapists who want to coach young people using the clear step-by-step Mission Possible-program, and all those working in pastoral roles with children and adolescents.

Table of Contents

1.INTRODUCTION; The Solution Focused approach; Mission Possible; 2.A SOLID PLATFORM FOR BUILDING MOTIVATION; Step 0: The customer relationship; 3.GETTING CLEAR ABOUT THE GOAL; Step 1: THE GOAL; Step 2: THE BENEFITS; 4.BUILDING TRUST AND SELF-CONFIDENCE; Step 3: SUPPORT; Step 4: SYMBOL; Step 5: TRUST AND CONFIDENCE; Step 6: RESOURCES: reasons to be optimistic; Step 7: SCALING; 5.FOSTERING PROGRESS ; Step 8: ACTION ; Step 9: KEEPING LOG; 6.TAKING ACTION; Step 10: PREPARING FOR SETBACKS; Step 11: CELEBRATING SUCCESS; 7.TRICKS OF THE COACHING TRADE; THE PITFALLS; Working with Mission Possible in group; The role of the coach

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Caroline Beumer-Peeters is an artist, published author, coach, trainer, and therapist. She is the managing director of BrandNewWay, a small impactful training institute in the Netherlands, which organizes trainings for professional educators, youth care workers, and supervisors based on a Solution Focused approach.


"Caroline Beumer is a remarkable therapist. She possesses a natural talent for working with adolescents, getting them to talk and work for improving their life. In this book she manages to share her secrets with the reader illustrating her ideas with one charming case story after another. Read this book to find out how to ensure that your work with teenagers is fun, rewarding and effective."

—Ben Furman (FI), psychiatrist, author, renowned international keynote speaker, and expert on Solution Focused therapy, team development, systemic thinking and personal growth; inventor of the Kids’Skills method