Frank Lake (1914-1982) was a pioneer of pastoral counseling in the United Kingdom. In 1962 he founded the Clinical Theology Association, whose primary aim was to enable the clergy to minister more effectively through providing them with a better understanding of the psychological origins of their parishioners’ personal difficulties. The training seminars which he began in 1958 soon enlisted professional and lay people of every denomination. Many thousands of people have passed through the seminars. His book of renown, Clinical Theology (reprinted by Emeth Press) served as the text for these seminars and may be the most significant work in pastoral theology written in the 20th century.