I read two different approaches to this patient. On the one hand Dr. Pretzer:
"I will need to help him discover that the worry is both dysfunctional and unnecessary. Otherwise he will resist any attempts to get him to abandon his worry."
And Dr. Broitman:
"We might see him attempt to disconfirm his beliefs (or alter his scrip) by testing Jim in treatment. He might act very critical of Jim's assignments. He might act like they are silly, or useless, and try not doing them (as a test) to see if Jim will get upset. He mighy wonder if Jim would throw him out, tell him he is no good or enjoy showing him how to do the assignments which would replicate his family experience."
These both seem like reasonable approaches to treating this patient. My question has to do with what factors might suggest a preference?