Careers and Callings– CE Credit Opportunity

April 16, 2024

On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Hardin Simmons University will host the workshop titled “Careers and Callings: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Clients Find Purposeful Work,” presented by Dr. Bryan Dik in the Houston-Lantrip Center (#27 on the campus map).

This event is FREE and open to the public. Mental health practitioners will receive 3 hours of CE credit.

RSVP by Tuesday, April 23. If you have further questions, please contact Chastity Jobe at


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain why the notion that work can be a calling, a centuries-old idea, has surged in importance in popular culture and continues to be among the most rapidly growing research topics within psychology today.
  2. Summarize research findings linking work as a calling with key work-related and general well-being outcomes.
  3. Apply new strategies and exercises to help clients discern a calling by exploring their gifts and identifying or creating new opportunities to express them in the world of work.
  4. Acquire new skills to assist clients with managing change due to job loss and job change.
  5. Explore the boundaries of work as a calling in light of new scientific evidence, including its positive benefits and “dark side” vulnerabilities.

The workshop includes a free lifetime account in PathwayU, the award-winning online career assessment system developed by jobZology.


About the speaker, Bryan J Dik, Ph.D.

Dr. Dik is Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. Bryan’s scholarly work focuses on meaning and purpose in the workplace, calling and vocation in career development, and the intersection of faith and work. He is co-inventor of the widely-used PathwayU career assessment platform and has published four books (including Redeeming Work and Make Your Job a Calling). Bryan is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and American Scientific Affiliation and is recipient of two APA awards: the John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research and the Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Award. He lives with his wife, Amy, and their four sons in Fort Collins, Colorado.


This event is sponsored by HSU’s Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts Endowed Lecture Series. There is no charge for attending and receiving credits for his workshop.