He served as Superintendent of Florida’s first and only JCAHO accredited mental health institution, The Florida Addictions Treatment Center which is now the Florida Center for Addictions and Dual Disorders, a 50 bed CARF accredited residential treatment program for adults with co-occurring substance and mental disorders.
Cox also served as Superintendent for the Fuller Mental Health Center located in Boston; adjunct professor at Boston University, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and held professorial ranks of Assistant to Full Professor of Social Work at Lehman College of CUNY and Florida State University, Chairman of a Department of Social Work at East Tennessee State University, Dean of two Schools of Social Work at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Salem State College and Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Salem State College. In addition to directing the daily operations of Cox Behavioral Health Group, he is also an adjunct professor, Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology.
Dr. Cox holds a Master of Social Work (1970) -Howard University. a Master of Philosophy (1975) and a Doctorate in Social Work from Columbia University (1978).
Dr. Cox and colleagues wrote a dual diagnosis cross-training curriculum for the Florida Department of Corrections; four books and published journal articles and conducted numerous workshops and seminars across America and the Bahamas.
He is a clinical member of Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and maintains a caseload of juvenile and adult sexual offenders.