The more collaborative stance seems to be especially important whenever dysfunctional (target) beliefs are related to a patient's world view. The "curse" belief is probably best treated using strategies like those to modify a delusional belief. Extra attention must be given to finding an artful way to avoid confrontation. Brehm's reactance theory posits that the greater the variance between one person's belief and another person's belief, the more likely that influence attempts will engender maximal "reactance," or resistance to change. So, I strongly agree with Jim Pretzer's three approaches, and especially that choice #1 is probably the least likely to succeed.
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