My research theme is sexuality, relationships, and health. Autism-related projects include how parents and individuals on the spectrum talk about sex and relationships; sexual satisfaction and health; and a model of autistic traits, romantic relationships, loneliness, and health. Other research includes a mixed methods project on sexting, risk, and personality; and how suppression of sexual arousal affects executive functioning among college students and people charged with sex offenses.
B.S., Florida State University (Psychology, 2006)
M.S., University of Utah (Clinical Psychology, 2013)
Holmes, L. G., Himle, M. B., Sewell, K. K., Carbone, P. S., Strassberg, D. S., & Murphy, N. A. (2014). Addressing sexuality in youth with autism spectrum disorders: Current pediatric practices and barriers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 35, 172-178. Download
Holmes, L. G., & Himle, M. B. (2014). Brief report: Parent-child sexuality communication and autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2964-2970. Download
Holmes, L. G., Himle, M. B., & Strassberg, D. S. (2015). Parental romantic expectations and parent-child sexuality communication in autism spectrum disorders. Autism. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1362361315602371 Download
Holmes, L. G., Himle, M. B., & Strassberg, D. S. (2015). Parental sexuality-related concerns for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and average or above IQ. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 21, 84-93. Download
Hesse, T., Holmes, L. G., Giles, L. L., Overfelt-Kennedy, V., & Kerr, L. M. (2015). Mindfulness-based intervention for adolescents with chronic headaches: A non-randomized pilot feasibility study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 10.11552015/508958. Download