• education BS (Management), Boston College
    MSW (Clinical with Macro Minor), Boston University
    MPH (Social & Behavioral Health), Boston University

Charles River Campus Advisor
MSW/MPH Program Advisor

Cresta, a licensed independent clinical social worker, has over 25 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults in a variety of settings including schools, residential treatment, and home-based.  He manages a private practice in the Boston area specializing in work with court-involved youth and focuses on substance use, trauma, and violence prevention. Cresta also provides training and consultation to numerous organizations throughout the New England area on substance use and other adolescent and young adult-related issues. He received both his MSW and MPH from Boston University.

Practice and scholarly focus

Rick Cresta specializes in work with court-involved adolescences, substance abuse and violence prevention.


CP 771 Clinical Practice with Groups
CP 809 Substance Abuse Treatment and Assessment
ET 753 Ethics

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